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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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Sunday, May 5, 2013

May 5

Today is Cinco de Mayo, I.E., The 5th of May.  The day, celebrating  the first battle of La Puebla in 1862 in which Mexican forces defeated a French force during Mexico's efforts to oust French supported Maximilian.  The day is not widely celebrated in Mexico, which recognizes a different day as its independence day from Spain, but it has become widely celebrated in the United States.

1877. Sitting Bull and his followers cross in to Canada.

1891  Green River, WY incorporated.  Attribution:  On This Day.

1893 Panic at the New York Stock Exchange announces the arrival a severe depression in the United States.

1904 Cy Young pitches the first perfect game in modern major league baseball.

1908  First meeting of the Wyoming Farmers Congress took place in Cheyenne. Attribution:  On This Day.

1928  The Gillette library opened.  Today this building is the George Amos Memorial Building, which is located next to the Campbell County Courthouse, and which is used for meetings.

George Amos Building, formerly the George Hopper Library, now a meeting building in Campbell County.  the memorial is a Campbell County War Memorial.

1943.  Cannons located on the state capitol grounds in Cheyenne, Wyoming were scrapped as part of a scrap drive. The scrapping of Civil War cannons was very common in this period and was largely symbolic.  In terms of their contribution to iron needs for the war, the actual impact was none existent and in retrospect the scrapping of the Civil War cannons can be viewed as a bit of a tragedy.

1988  Jensen Ranch in Sublette County added to the National Registry of Historic Places.

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