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Friday, April 19, 2013

April 19

1859  Camp Walbach, in present day Laramie County Wyoming, abandoned.  It had been occupied by two companies of the 4th Artillery.

1865  The 11th Kansas Cavalry established temporary quarters six miles from Platte Bridge Station, Wyoming, at Camp Dodge, which was a tent camp.  They had arrived in order to relieve Companies A, B, C, and D of the 11th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, which was mustering out.  Other companies of the 11th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry were to remain.

1877. Crazy Horse (Tȟašúŋke Witkó) and his followers, numbering 2000 warriors, surrender.  Crazy Horse had spent much, probably the overwhelming majority, of his free life in Wyoming, although he widely ranged, as would be expected, throughout the region.  He was present at the Grattan "Massacre" in 1854, at which time he would have been about 14 years old.  He is believed to have participated in the Fetterman Fight and the Wagon Box Fight.  He was a notable figure at Little Big Horn, fought in 1876.  His 1877 surrender shows how far Sioux and Cheyenne fortunes had declined in less than a year.

1916:   Casper Daily Press for April 19, 1916. Mexico, Germany and the early campaign for Henry Ford, yes that Ford, for President
This edition has a note about something we have largely forgotten.

Henry Ford, the founder of Ford Motors, was a candidate for the Presidency in 1916.  He ran on the GOP ticket, and he took Nebraska's and Michigan's delegates that year.

That's all he took, but for a time Ford, who was of course a well known businessman (and of course that calls to mind Trump invariably) and an opponent of entry into World War One to such an extent that he opposed military preparation, which was a big ongoing deal at the time, did well in those two states and was a sort of serious contender.



 I have no idea what "Wake Up America Day" was, but somebody was commemorating it in 1917.

1919  Pipeline completed between Lost Soldier and Ft. Steele, which was a major railhead.  Attribution:  Wyoming State Historical Society.

1922  Hell's Half Acre withdraw from homesteading, although its difficult to imagine anyone homesteading it.  Attribution: Wyoming State Historical Society.

1998  Manges Cabin in Grand Teton National Park added to the National Registry of Historic Places.

1 comment:

  1. April 19th is the anniversary of the Battle of Lexington (hence the lantern & tri-hat in the poster). This poster was created to call to arms US boys to join the US Army as volunteers in preparation for the upcoming World War.
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