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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.

The blog still receives new posts as well, but now it receives them on items of Wyoming history. That has always been a feature of the blog, but Wyoming's history is rich and there are many items that are not fully covered here, if covered at all. Over time, we hope to remedy that.

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Saturday, March 2, 2013

March 2

1836  Texas declared independence from Mexico.

1836  The city of Wyoming Illinois founded by General Samuel Thomas.

1861  Congress created the Dakota and Nevada Territories out of the Nebraska and Utah territories.  Wyoming was part of the Dakota Territory at that time.

1868  General Grant issued an order to abandon Fort Reno Fort Kearny, and Fort C. F. Smith on the Bozeman Trail.  The fort abandonments were byproducts of the end of Red Cloud's War, which is regarded as the only Plains Indian War won by the native combatants.

The closure of the posts was not instant.  It was winter in Wyoming and Montana and the actual closings occurred in the summer.

1888  The territorial legislature overroad a public works bill's veto by Governor Moonlight.  The bill was for the construction of public buildings and Moonlight had been worried about excessive expenditures.  Attribution:  On This Day.

1890  Ft. Laramie's status as an active Army post ended.

 Ruin of cement building at Ft. Laramie.  Ft. Laramie was unusual for its era in that cement buildings were actually constructed on its grounds in the 1840s.

1891  The American Exchange Bank opened in Casper.

1899 Wyoming volunteers moved to trenches on the Pasig River in the Philippines.  Attribution:  On This Day.

1915  Seventh Judicial District created by the Legislature.The Seventh Judicial District encompasses Natrona County.

1917   The Cheyenne Leader for March 2, 1917: National Guardsmen having a good time at Ft. D. A. Russell.
 

After the early spat about it, Colorado Guardsmen, we learned were having a good time at Ft. D. A. Russell.  Wyoming Guardsmen were about to arrive there.

Keep in mind that Wyoming Guardsmen were not allowed to muster there when they were called into service, oddly enough.  The post is just outside of Cheyenne.  But they were being allowed to demuster there.

And, in other news, things were looking pretty grim following the release of the Zimmerman Note, which makes a person wonder why the Federal Government was demustering troops that logic dicated they'd be calling back into service shortly.

1920   Joseph Wisniewski, a Polish immigrant living in New Acme, received a patent for a roller skate.

1943 The Pepsi Cola bottling plant in Douglas was damaged by fire.  While soft drink bottling plant operations are not unknown in the state now, at that time smaller ones were more common.  Casper had a Coca Cola bottling plant.

1947   Grace H. Emerson, Wyoming's first woman deputy state auditor, died.

2011  Governor Matt Mead signed a bill amending Wyoming's concealed firearms laws to allow for carry without a permit by those who would be qualified under the law to obtain a permit.  

2002  Largest crowd, to date, to watch a basketball game in the University of Wyoming's Arena Auditorium. The game was played between Wyoming and Utah.  Wyoming won 57 to 56. 

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