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Friday, February 22, 2013

February 22

1847 General Santa Anna surrounds the outnumbered forces of U.S. General Zachary Taylor at the Angostura Pass in Mexico and demands an immediate surrender. Taylor declines the offer to surrender.

1897  President Cleveland issues a proclamation establishing the Big Horn National Forest.  Attribution:  On This Day.

1899  The 1st Nebraska U.S. Volunteer Infantry and the Wyoming Battalion, volunteers, engaged Philippine insurgents near Deposito.  The action commenced at 0615 when the Wyoming Battalion, which deployed about two hours earlier, encountered Philippine insurgents and opened fire.  The action was sharp with results being generally inconclusive.

1913  Twelfth Legislative session concluded.

1917   The Cheyenne State Leader for February 22, 1917: Denver Guard Protest "Silly"
People were getting embarrassed about the snit over the location for the demobilization of the Colorado National Guard.



And the importation of booze from "wet" states to "dry" ones was getting Federal attention.

Pershing's rise continued, in the wake of the death of Gen. Funston.  And a terrible crime happened in Cheyenne.
1918  Montana's legislature passes a Sedition Law that severely restricts freedom of speech and assembly.

1919  Fifteenth Legislative session concluded.

1941  Twenty Sixth Legislative session concluded.

2012  High winds closed numerous roads around Wyoming, including:

I-80 Corridor
    Rock Springs - I-80 between Rock Springs and Point of Rocks - EASTBOUND    
Feb. 22, 2012 06:43am
    Patrick Draw - I-80 between Point of Rocks and Exit 142, Bitter Creek - EASTBOUND    
Feb. 22, 2012 06:43am
    Patrick Draw - I-80 between Exit 142, Bitter Creek and Exit 158, Tipton Rd - EASTBOUND    
Feb. 22, 2012 06:43am
    Wamsutter - I-80 between Exit 158, Tipton Rd and Wamsutter - EASTBOUND    
Feb. 22, 2012 06:43am
    Wamsutter - I-80 between Wamsutter and Exit 187, Creston Jct - EASTBOUND    
Feb. 22, 2012 06:43am
    Rawlins - I-80 between Exit 187, Creston Jct and Rawlins - EASTBOUND    
Feb. 22, 2012 06:46am
    Rawlins - I-80 between Rawlins and Exit 235, Walcott Jct    
Feb. 22, 2012 06:46am
    Elk Mountain - I-80 between Exit 235, Walcott Jct and Exit 255, WY 72    
Feb. 22, 2012 06:46am
    Elk Mountain - I-80 between Exit 255, WY 72 and Exit 267, Wagonhound Rd    
Feb. 22, 2012 06:46am
    Arlington - I-80 between Exit 267, Wagonhound Rd and Arlington    
Feb. 22, 2012 06:46am
    Arlington - I-80 between Arlington and Exit 279, Cooper Cove Rd    
Feb. 22, 2012 06:46am
    Laramie - I-80 between Exit 279, Cooper Cove Rd and Laramie    
Feb. 22, 2012 06:46am
    Laramie - I-80 between Laramie and Exit 323, Happy Jack Rd - WESTBOUND    
Feb. 22, 2012 06:46am
    Laramie - I-80 between Exit 323, Happy Jack Rd and Exit 335, Buford - WESTBOUND    
Feb. 22, 2012 06:46am
    Cheyenne - I-80 between Exit 335, Buford and Exit 342, Harriman Rd - WESTBOUND    
Feb. 22, 2012 06:46am
    Cheyenne - I-80 between Exit 342, Harriman and Cheyenne - WESTBOUND    
Feb. 22, 2012 06:46am

I-25 Corridor
    Chugwater - I-25 between Exit 29, Whitaker Rd and Chugwater    
Feb. 22, 2012 06:49am
    Chugwater - I-25 between Chugwater and Exit 73, WY 34    
Feb. 22, 2012 06:49am
    Wheatland - I-25 between Exit 73, WY 34 and Wheatland    
Feb. 22, 2012 06:49am

Non-Interstate Routes
    US 26
        Jackson - US 26/89/191 between Moose and Moran Jct    
Feb. 22, 2012 06:43am
    US 30
        Rock Springs - I-80 between Rock Springs and Point of Rocks - EASTBOUND    
Feb. 22, 2012 06:43am
        Patrick Draw - I-80 between Point of Rocks and Exit 142, Bitter Creek - EASTBOUND    
Feb. 22, 2012 06:43am
        Patrick Draw - I-80 between Exit 142, Bitter Creek and Exit 158, Tipton Rd - EASTBOUND    
Feb. 22, 2012 06:43am
        Wamsutter - I-80 between Exit 158, Tipton Rd and Wamsutter - EASTBOUND    
Feb. 22, 2012 06:43am
        Wamsutter - I-80 between Wamsutter and Exit 187, Creston Jct - EASTBOUND    
Feb. 22, 2012 06:43am
        Rawlins - I-80 between Exit 187, Creston Jct and Rawlins - EASTBOUND    
Feb. 22, 2012 06:46am
        Rawlins - I-80 between Rawlins and Exit 235, Walcott Jct    
Feb. 22, 2012 06:46am
        Medicine Bow - US 30/287 between Hanna Jct and Medicine Bow    
Feb. 22, 2012 06:46am
        Medicine Bow - US 30/287 between Medicine Bow and Rock River    
Feb. 22, 2012 06:46am
        Laramie - US 30/287 between Rock River and WY 34    
Feb. 22, 2012 06:46am
        Laramie - I-80 between Laramie and Exit 323, Happy Jack Rd - WESTBOUND    
Feb. 22, 2012 06:46am
        Laramie - I-80 between Exit 323, Happy Jack Rd and Exit 335, Buford - WESTBOUND    
Feb. 22, 2012 06:46am
        Cheyenne - I-80 between Exit 335, Buford and Exit 342, Harriman Rd - WESTBOUND    
Feb. 22, 2012 06:46am
        Cheyenne - I-80 between Exit 342, Harriman and Cheyenne - WESTBOUND    
Feb. 22, 2012 06:46am
    US 87
        Chugwater - I-25 between Exit 29, Whitaker Rd and Chugwater    
Feb. 22, 2012 06:49am
        Chugwater - I-25 between Chugwater and Exit 73, WY 34    
Feb. 22, 2012 06:49am
        Wheatland - I-25 between Exit 73, WY 34 and Wheatland    
Feb. 22, 2012 06:49am
    US 89
        Jackson - US 26/89/191 between Moose and Moran Jct    
Feb. 22, 2012 06:43am
    US 191
        Rock Springs - US 191 between the Utah State Line and I-80    
Feb. 22, 2012 06:43am
        Jackson - US 26/89/191 between Moose and Moran Jct    
Feb. 22, 2012 06:43am
    US 287
        Laramie - US 30/287 between Rock River and WY 34    
Feb. 22, 2012 06:46am
        Medicine Bow - US 30/287 between Medicine Bow and Rock River    
Feb. 22, 2012 06:46am
        Medicine Bow - US 30/287 between Hanna Jct and Medicine Bow    
Feb. 22, 2012 06:46am
        Rawlins - I-80 between Rawlins and Exit 235, Walcott Jct    
Feb. 22, 2012 06:46am
        Rawlins - US 287 / WY 789 between Rawlins and Mile Marker 23    
Feb. 22, 2012 06:46am
    WY 34
        Laramie - WY 34 between Bosler and the Platte/Albany Cty Line    
Feb. 22, 2012 06:46am
        Wheatland - WY 34 between the Platte/Albany Cty Line and I-25    
Feb. 22, 2012 06:49am
    WY 130
        Laramie - WY 130 between Mile Marker 35, Westbound Closure Gate and Centennial    
Feb. 22, 2012 06:46am
        Laramie - WY 130 between Centennial and Laramie    
Feb. 22, 2012 06:46am
    WY 210
        Laramie - WY 210 between Curt Gowdy State Park and I-80    
Feb. 22, 2012 06:46am
    WY 321
        Chugwater - WY 321 between Chugwater and I-25    
Feb. 22, 2012 06:49am
    WY 789
        Rawlins - I-80 between Exit 187, Creston Jct and Rawlins - EASTBOUND    
Feb. 22, 2012 06:46am
        Rawlins - US 287 / WY 789 between Rawlins and Mile Marker 23    

1 comment:

  1. And this is George Washington's birthday.

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