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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.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

April 20

1890  The last soldiers leave Ft. Laramie.  Attribution:  On This Day.

1903  Rawlins Police Lieutenant Kling and Officer John Baxter killed responding to a shots fired at a store.  The shots were fired by the store owner, who had terrorized his neighbors and police and who setup an ambush for the officers. The perpeatrator received a sentence of four years for manslaughter, to the court must of thought he was suffering from a mental disability.

1919  A pipeline was completed between Lost Soldier and the site of the former Ft. Fred Steele. Ft. Fred Steele was a railhead on the Union Pacific Railroad at this time. Attribution:  Wyoming State Historical Society.

1920  Caroline Lockhart, attorney Ernest J. Goppert, Sr. Princeton educated dude rancher Irving H. “Larry” Larom, Sid Eldred,Clarence Williams and William Loewert meet to organize the Cody Stampede rodeo.  The use of the term "rodeo" was intentionally avoided, as the group thought it sounded too much like a dude word, which was some what ironic as at least Lockhart and Larom were transplants who had profited from Western romanticism.  Goppert was an attorney who would practice in Cody for many decades and who was active in Cody affairs. Attribution: Wyoming State Historical Society.

1939  Robert Frost visited the University of Wyoming.  Attribution:  Wyoming State Historical Society.

1943  Two pilots from Fremont County decorated.  Attribution:  Wyoming State Historical Society.

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