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This blog was updated on a daily basis for about two years, with those daily entries ceasing on December 31, 2013. The blog is still active, however, and we hope that people stopping in, who find something lacking, will add to the daily entries.

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Saturday, February 9, 2013

February 9

1836  David Crockett and his party of fourteen "Tennessee Mounted Volunteers" arrived in San Antonio, Texas.

1851  James M. Riley a/ka/ Doc Middleton, David C. Middleton, Texas Jack, Jack Lyons, Gold-Tooth Jack and Gold-Tooth Charley born in Bastrop Texas.  He was a horse thief, operating in Wyoming and neighboring states up until 1883 when a criminal conviction ended his career.  At the time of his death in 1913 he was a saloon owner in Orin Junction.

1867  Nebraska becomes a state.

1870 The U.S. Weather Bureau was established.

1878  Colorado rancher  John Wesley Iliff dies, leaving an open range cattle heard of 35,000 head.  He was 46 years old.

1893  Wyoming divided into four judicial districts by the Legislature. Attribution.  On This Day.  The number has been expanded to the current day, there now being nine judicial districts, several of which encompass a single county.

1910  Keel of the USS Wyoming laid down.  Attribution:  On This Day.

1911  Platte, Goshen, Hot Springs and Washakie counties created by the Legislature.

1916   Bill Carlisle robs passengers on the Union Pacific "Portland Rose".  Attribution:  Wyoming State Historical Society.

1916  Casper Daily Tribune established.

1917   The Cheyenne Leader for February 9, 1917: German activity in Mexico drawing the attention of the Secret Service
 

Two days after the Punitive Expedition had officially ended Germans in Mexico were still drawing U.S. attention. . . and not for incorrect reasons, as it would turn out.

The US was too proud to fight, even after the lifting of unrestricted submarine warfare, regarded as a really immoral act at the time.  And the legislature was still busy, working on another alcohol bill even after a run at Prohibition had failed earlier in the week.  Much like today, some economic hopes were being pinned on outside industries even though the economy was doing great, fueled by the agricultural and petroleum boom caused by World War One.
1918  Oral arguments heard in the United States Supreme Court in Wyoming v. Colorado.  The controversy surrounded appropriations on the Laramie River

1933 Coldest recorded temperature in state set at the Riverside.Ranger Station in Yellowstone National Park at -66F.  On the same day a series of cold records were established in the region, such as-66F at West Yellowstone and -63 at Moran.

1942 Daylight-saving "war time" went into effect in the United States, with clocks turned one hour forward.

1943 FDR ordered a minimal 48 hour work week in war industry.

1984 The Divide Sheep Camp added to the National Registry of Historic Places.

2016  Governor Mead delivers his State of the State address in stressed economic times in the state.












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