1870 Christmas is declared a federal holiday in the United States. Today it wouldn't occur, and if it did, it would result in an endless series of lawsuits.
1865: Co. I, 11th Kansas, attacked by large party of Cheyenne/Sioux while repairing a telegraph line near Red Buttes, Wyoming. The men expended between 36 and 60 rounds of ammunition each, taking two wounded in a hard fought action taking them back to Platte Bridge Station, a distance of six miles.
1876 Major Marcus Reno takes command of the surviving elements of the 7th Cavalry, still on the battlefield, waiting for relief.
1903 Lovell irrigation company organized. Attribution: Wyoming State Historical Society.
1909 Medicine Bow becomes an incorporated town.