1821 Mexico declared independence from Spain.
1871 Novelist Caroline Lockhart born in Eagle Point, Illinois. She moved to Cody in 1904 and became a successful novelist thereafter. She was an ardent opponent of Prohibition. She lived principally in Cody after 1904, but did have a very brief period of residence in Denver, and she also ranched in Montana.
1875 Territorial Governor Campbell appointed U.S. Third Assistant Secretary of State. He would resign as Territorial Governor on March 1.
1897 Wyoming, accepted a grant of one mile square of land from the Wind River Reservation for the hot springs at what is now Thermopolis. Attribution: On This Day.
1914 La Bonte Hotel opens in Douglas. This is the second date I have for this event, so one of the two dates is incorrect. Attribution. Wyoming State Historical Society.
1916 The Cheyenne Men's Club discussed whether Prohibition "does or does not prohibit". I'm not sure how to take that, but apparently with the looming move towards Prohibition coming on, they took up the topic. Attribution: Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office.
1917 British authorities gave Walter H. Page, the U.S. ambassador to Britain, a copy of the "Zimmerman Note".
1917 The Cheyenne State Leader for February 24, 1917. Where will they work?
Where are they going to work?
It wasn't until World War Two that legislation guaranteeing a soldier's right to return to his former employment existed. Up until that time, they just took their chances. Now, Guardsmen returning to the state would be hoping to return to employment, assuming that they weren't returning to school. Fortunately for them, the state was in a boom and there was a lot of work. In other areas of the country Guardsmen hadn't been so fortunate.
In other new, Governor Kendrick was on his way to be Senator Kendrick and receiving send offs. An American missionary was amongst those who had recently gone down at sea at German hands. Food was a big concern in the UK and the US. And Frederick Funston was laying in state in San Francisco.
1941 115th Cavalry Regiment, Wyoming National Guard, inducted into Federal Service.