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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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Friday, April 26, 2013

April 26

1846  Mexican forces defeat U.S. Dragoons at Rancho Carricitos, Texas.

1860  Gold discovered at what would become Leadville. . . an event which would cause my great grandfather to move from Ohio to Leadville.

1861  Amos Walker Barber born in Doylestown Pennsylvania.  He was Wyoming's second governor, and was the controversial governor during the Johnson County War who seems to have been informed that the invasion was to occur.  He served a single term.

1872  William F. Cody preforms the act that wins him the Congressional Medal of Honor.  The Citation is as follows:
CODY, WILLIAM F.  Rank: Civilian Scout. Born: Scott County, Iowa. Organization: 3rd Cavalry U.S. Army. Action date: 26 April 1872. Place: Platte River, Nebraska. Citation: Gallantry in action.
This medal was withdrawn, with 900 others, as unwarranted in 1916, but restored in June 1989.

1886  The University of Wyoming's Trustees meet for the first time.  Attribution:  Wyoming State Historical Society.

1916   Casper Daily Press for April 26, 1916

1917   The Cheyenne State Leader for April 26, 1917: 30,000 Acres "Offered" on the Reservation
I've pretty much halted the daily newspaper updates from a century ago, while still posting some directly to the 100 Years Ago Today Subreddit.  This one is one I ran across that I'm posting here, as some thing linger and linger and linger.

The story, of course, to which I refer is the one noting that 30,000 acres were being opened up on the Reservation.

Things like this happened all the time, and into the mid 20th Century, but the problems this has created have been endless.  It's shocking to read about now, but at the time, wasn't thought of as a problem by most.
1921  First weather news broadcast.  Aired by WEW in St. Louis.

1927  Albany County's Sheriff shot by a car thief.  Attribution.  Wyoming State Historical Society.  

1938  The Como Bluff Dinosaurium was run in Ripley's Believe It Or Not.  Attribution:  On This Day.

1944. Wyoming's legislature votes to allow deployed soldiers vote absentee in Wyoming's elections.

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