1889 Francis E. Warren was reappointed the Territorial Governor. Attribution: On This Day.
1890 A party of "disappointed" Washington emigrants settled on Horse Creek in Laramie County. Attribution: Wyoming State Historical Society.
1890 The House of Representatives passed the bill for Wyoming Statehood.
1909 The Trustees of the University of Wyoming fired the university's president. Attribution: Wyoming State Historical Society.
1916 The Punitive Expedition: Casper Daily Press. March 27, 1916
1917 The Cheyenne State Leader for March 27, 1917: Wyoming National Guard Called Back into Service
After just a couple of weeks of civilian life, the Guard was called back into service. A Colorado unit that had never demobilized was being retained at Ft. D. A. Russell.
Things were back on.
The Medical detachment of the Wyoming National Guard was expecting orders to return to Ft. D. A. Russell, where they'd been only a couple of weeks ago, but they hadn't yet received them.
In other news, a big air force was being planned and the new Russian government was being reported as "very popular".
1919 March 27, 1919. The Arabia struck, Mary Pickford to visit Casper.
She'd been laid down in 1903 as a commercial fishing vessel. Submarine depredations caused the Navy to take her into service in August, 1918, but with that task complete, she was struck from the Navy's rolls and sold that following November.
Why put this obscure ship in here?
Well, this blog explores trends and changes. 1919 wasn't all that long ago, at least not the way historians think of time, and therefore it wasn't that long ago when commercial operations, and even the Navy, regarded sail as still a viable means of propulsion.
There was big local news.
Mary Pickford was coming to the Irish Theatre in Casper on Sunday.
Mary Pickford in 1916.
Pickford was a huge deal in 1919, and frankly she always would be. One of the really big early stars of early movies, the Toronto born actress was at that time as big of movie star as anyone could imagine.
Her life wasn't really a happy one. Married three times, she became a recluse in later years and would only receive Lilian Gish as a personal visitor. This week in 1919, however, she'd be Casper's visitor.
Casper was also declaring war on vice, the paper proclaimed. If it was, it wasn't very successful at it. It wasn't until after World War Two when the strong streak of vice running through Casper would be cleaned up, and the Sandbar district remained all the way into the 1970s.
1964 Earthquake occurred near Van Tassell.