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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.

You can obtain an entire month's listings by hitting on the appropriate month below, or an individual day by hitting on that calendar date.

We hope you enjoy this site.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Wyoming Fact and Fiction: The Jim Bridger Trail

Wyoming Fact and Fiction: The Jim Bridger Trail: In 1862, gold was discovered in Virginia City, Montana Territory. Gold seekers, businessmen, thieves and get rich schemers quickly followed...

Lex Anteinternet: Who makes up the legislature

Lex Anteinternet: Who makes up the legislature: Joan Barrons of the Casper Star Tribune wrote a very interesting article that was published in last Sunday's CST regarding the makeup of...

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Lex Anteinternet: The City of Casper Smoking Ballot Issue

Lex Anteinternet: The City of Casper Smoking Ballot Issue: REFERENDUM BALLOT PROPOSITION ON ORDINANCE NO. 15-13:   AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CERTAIN SECTIONS OF CHAPTER 8.16 OF THE CASPER MUNI...

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Wyoming Fact and Fiction: 5 Periods of Wyoming History

Wyoming Fact and Fiction: 5 Periods of Wyoming History: Wyoming historians divide the history of the state into five periods. Thought it might be fun to take those five periods and try to list my...

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Painted Bricks: Casper's Iris to become a civic auditorium.

Painted Bricks: Casper's Iris to become a civic auditorium.:   The Iris, a recently closed Casper downtown movie theater. The association that's been backing a civil auditorium announced yes...

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Lex Anteinternet: Trimming $200,000,000

(This item was also added as an update to the October 7 entry here).



Lex Anteinternet: Trimming $200,000,000:   Rainy Day in Cheyenne . Yesterday Governor Mead announced that he intends to trim $200,000,000 from next year's budget.  That&#3

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Lex Anteinternet: The disappearnce of the bridging company and the r...

Lex Anteinternet: The disappearnce of the bridging company and the r...: Yesterday a spokesman for the Wyoming Army National Guard announced that the 1041st Multi-Role Bridge Company will soon cease to exist. Th...

Lex Anteinternet: Lawyer population growth

Lex Anteinternet: Lawyer population growth: The ABA reports: The ABA chart generally measures the population of both active and resident lawyers as of Dec. 31, 2014. It shows the ...

Friday, October 2, 2015

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Some Gave All: Frank Wenger Holliday Memorial, Cheyenne Wyoming.

Does anyone here know the story behind this memorial?

Frank Wenger Holliday Memorial, Cheyenne Wyoming.







This is an unusual private memorial on a small, traffic island, park in Cheyenne, Wyoming.  I had thought it might be a war memorial, but it is instead a memorial to the thirteen year old son, Frank, of Cal and Rudolphia Holliday.  Cal Holliday was a Cheyenne businessman and mayor in the city's early days. What happened to the Holliday's young son I do not know.

This unusual memorial is just off of the downtown business district of Cheyenne in its historic district.  This post is clearly off topic.

Some Gave All: Horseshoe Creek Station, Wyoming


Horseshoe Creek Station, Wyoming









Another Wyoming highway marker that's on the old highway, rather than the Interstate Highway. This marker is south of Glendo Wyoming.

Some Gave All: Cheyenne, Ft. Laramie, Deadwood Trail, 1868-1887


Cheyenne, Ft. Laramie, Deadwood Trail, 1868-1887








This post is somewhat off topic here, but this is a marker for the Cheyenne, Ft. Laramie, Deadwood Trail.  The marker is on the old state  highway, but is visible in terms of its location from the present
Interstate Highway.  It's north of Cheyenne.