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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.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

July 16

1863  The United States wins its first naval victory over Japan when the USS Wyoming prevailed in the Battle of Shimonoseki Straits.

1866  A discussion occurs between Col. Carrington and Cheyennes at Ft. Phil Kearny resulting in a Cheyenne pledge of peace.

1872  The cornerstone was laid at the Territorial Prison in Laramie.  Attribution:  Wyoming State Historical Society.

1916   The Legislature approved of an act of Congress "to provide that the United States shall aid the states in the construction of rural post road."  Attribution:  On This Day.

1938  Ft. Laramie declared a National Monument.  Attribution:  Wyoming State Historical Society.

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