1846 President Mariano Paredes of Mexico unofficially declares war on the United States.
1865 Sioux and Cheyenne raiders return to Deer Creek Station and try again.
1868 Kit Carson died at Ft. Lyon, Colorado, at age 59.
1898 Troop C of the Second U. S. Volunteer Cavalry, "Torrey's Rough Riders", recruited in the vicinity of Laramie, mustered in at Fort D. A. Russell. The officers and men were as follows: George R. Shanton, captain;
Morgan F. Knadler, first lieutenant; William J. Abrams, second
lieutenant; Charles W. Gilmore, first sergeant; Otto Zoller,
quartermaster sergeant; George S. Kline, Brutus H. Clay, Joseph T. Orr,
Charles K. Harrington and Chris J. Silberg, sergeants; William A.
Grosvenor, William J. Sine, Herman C. Peterson, Winter P. Hepburn,
Thomas C. Hunt, Albert R. King, Mortimer McKnight and Fred C. Hecht,
corporals; Herbert Wallis and Hiram F. Davis, trumpeters; Charles M.
Johnson and Jonas H. Farr, farriers; Charles Trew, saddler; Willis D.
Jacus, wagoner. Troopers–Joseph Aaron, Kirt Acor, Daniel L. Aldridge, James Barber,
George W. Barker, Alfred A. Benjamin, Patrick Boyle, Henry A. Brown,
Harvey B. Burk, George H. Burke, Arthur W. Chesebro, DeWitt Clary,
Samuel Coen, William Craver, Tony Cuerden, Frank Curren, Alfred Daykin,
Charles S. Dunlap, Sidney H. Dyer, Jack Fee, Jr., Hugh A. Ferguson, Paul
Flackstein, Frank Flaherty, George R. Gardner, Harry Griffin, Rasmus
Hansen, Hans T. Hansen, Tim Hamlin, Frederick C. Jenkins, Samuel
Johnson, William E. Johnston, Meredith Jones, Fred Kassahn, William E.
King, Hans T. Kulewatz, Cornelius Lenihan, Frank A. May, Charles W.
Mans, Henry S. Mapes, John C. Matheson, Christian W. Miller, Hugh M.
McPhee, Andrew C. Neilsen, James U. Nisbet, Adolph A. Olsen, Perry
Parish, Albert F. Price, Frank P. Price, Charles B. Peirce, John J.
Schenck. Lewis Sherwood, George Schaefer, Henry Steltz, William C.
Tipler, Hugh Vass, William B. Wallace. James E. Walsh, Harry H. Whitman,
William C. Whittenberg.
Troop E was also mustered in, and had been recruited in the counties of Sheridan, Crook and Weston. It's officers and men were as follows: : Henry H. Austin,
captain; Norvel H. Baker, first lieutenant; Lewis S. Magruder, second
lieutenant; T. J. Gatchell, first sergeant; Daniel L. Van Meter,
quartermaster sergeant; George L. Wade, Harve Springer, Patrick J.
Conway, Philo Carmon, George Skinner and Robert Long, sergeants; Arthur
C. Schneider, Guy Campbell, Charles S. Brown, Ellioft W. Brown, Joseph
Sellers, Edward Anderson, William Hymer and Bird Moore, corporals:
Truman L. Fox and Anton Jenson, trumpeters, Herman Gerdel and William
McWilliams, farriers; Milo Hamilton, saddler; Frank Valentine, wagoner, Troopers–Richard Alleyne. Guy R. Barton, Ross Bennett, Charles C.
Blake, William E. Bollen, Joseph L. Bomar, Marnus J. Cannon, Peter
Cannon, Edward Clark, John Cole, Russell Conger, Harry L. Cooper, Harry
CosgrifT, Albert M. Crafts, James W. Croghan, John Davey, William Davis,
John Davaney, Frank Dooley, Benjamin F. Draper, Arthur Evans, Benjamin
Freeman, Carl Gleason, John Gurney, Clarence E. Hefiner, William J.
House, Charles Hulett, Charles Kolberg, Arthur Krusee, Harry M. Krusee,
Wesley Leaming, John Loafman, Finley Lowry, Roland J. Lytle, Eugene
McCarthy, Henry McConaghy, James H. Magoon, William Moncriefife, Samuel
B. Pohlman, Chris Rasmussen, Burl Robinett, Alonzo Robinett, Walter
Robinson, James F. Rose, Charles Ross, Luther M. Roush, Warren Sawyer,
Nelson Simpson, Edward J. Smith, Guy L. Smith, Archie Sollars, David
Spitz, Jacob E. StaufTer, Daniel Sweeney, Robert C. Wilkerson, Paul
Willitts, Charles F. Wilson, Frank E. Wood.
1903 Theodore Roosevelt, in an address to the Arctic Brotherhood in
Seattle, stated: "I think we have cause to feel abundantly justified in
our belief that the qualities of the old-time pioneers who first
penetrated the woody wilderness between the Alleghenies and the
Mississippi, who then steered their way across a vast seas of grass from
the Mississippi to the Rockies, who penetrated the passes of the great
barren mountains until they came to this, the greatest of all the
oceans, still survive in their grandsons and successors."
1912 John Hoyt, Territorial Governor from 1878 to 1882, died in Washington D. C.
1940 The Elk Mountain School closed. Attribution: Wyoming State Historical Society.
1942 Site for Heart Mountain, Wyoming, Internment camp selected.
1963 Wapiti Ranger Station was designated a National Historic Landmark.Attribution: On This Day.
1966 Oregon Trail Ruts at Guernsey designated a National Historic Landmark.
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