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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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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

March 19

1864  Charles Russell born.  The Missouri born artist would move to Montana at a young age and leave a record of unique and accurate depictions of ranching on the Northern Plains.

1868  Sioux led by Crazy Horse attacked Horsecreek Station, which is on the Wyoming Nebraska border

1890  A party of wagon traveling emigrants stopped at La Grange to inquire about the availability of land.  Attribution:  Wyoming State Historical Society.

1917     The Supreme Court upheld the eight-hour work day for railroads.

1918     Congress approved daylight-saving time thereby dooming legions of commuters to biannual time adjustments.


1919  St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Buffalo achieves regular self support parish status.

1920     The U.S. Senate rejected the Treaty of Versailles for a second time.

1942   President Roosevelt ordered men between 45 and 64 to register for non military duty.

1952   The 1,000,000th Jeep was produced.  One of the first popular civilian 4x4 vehicles, the Jeep had, of course, started off as a military car.  The 4x4 revolutionized the ranching industry in Wyoming, although principally through the introduction of the 4x4 truck, not the Jeep.  The Power Wagon had also received its start as a military vehicle.  The Dodge Power Wagon would be the first widespread 4x4 truck to be used in the ranching industry, and up until quite recently a fair number of Wyoming ranches were still using Power Wagons purchased in the 40s and 50s.

 1958 Willys M38A1 Army Jeep, that I once owned.  My first car.

The 4x4 also revolutionized wintertime travel in Wyoming and allowed for winter access to the backcountry for many people, including many town people, for the first time during the winter months.

Early Dodge Power Wagon 1/2 ton Army vehicle, on the Laramie Plains, 1985.  This variant was rapidly replaced by a 3/4 ton variant, as this variant proved too top heavy and therefore unstable.


1931     Nevada legalized gambling.

1953     The Academy Awards ceremony was televised for the first time.

1966   The South Korean Assembly votes to send 20,000 additional troops to Vietnam to join the 21,000 already serving there.

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