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How To Use This Site

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, May 4, 2013

May 4

1870  1st Lt. Charles Stambaugh, 2nd U.S. Cavalry, for whom Camp Stambaugh was named, killed in action near Miner's Delight.

1883  Remains of soldiers buried at Ft. Fetterman relocated to the Ft McPherson  National Cemetary.

1890 Bill Carlisle, the Gentleman Bandit, born 

1918  Daniel F. Hudson reappointed as U. S. Marshall.

1923  It was reported, and is reported by the Wyoming State Historical Society, for this day, that a hog in Kemmerer ate 40 lbs of mash, thereby destroying the evidence in a bootlegging case.  To add to that, Kemmerer was a center of bootlegging during prohibition, and was even known for the quality of its illegal whiskey. 

1925  A contract was awarded for the construction of Guernsey Dam.  Attribution:  Wyoming State Historical Society.

1934  The Civilian Conservation Corps established Camp Miller near Gillette.  Attribution:  Wyoming State Historical Society.

1942   The U.S. began food rationing.

1973  Special Agent George W. Henderson, Office of the Attorney General, killed by accidental discharge of his own weapon during the pursuit of a narcotics suspect.

1979  Dwain L. Hardigan, Albany County Sheriff's Deputy, killed in an airplane accident.  He and the pilot were searching for, and had just located, a lost skier.

1987  The Wyoming State Capitol designated a National Historic Landmark.

1987  The Bear Creek Ranch Medicine Wheel added to the National Register of Historic Places.

1987  The Split Rock Prehistoric Site added to the National Register of Historic Places.

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