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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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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

July 3

1778  The Wyoming Massacre occurred during the American Revolution in the Wyoming Valley of Pennsylvania. 

1865  Gen. Connor arrives at Ft. Laramie with orders to protect the Overland Stage from Indian raids.

1868  The Wind  River Reservation created.  Originally the reservation was a reservation for the Shoshone tribe, whose leader, Washakie, had requested that the government set aside a reservation for his people.  The Arapahos would come to call the reservation home some years thereafter. 

1869  Sioux raid Wind River valley but are driven off by soldiers. 

1876  The Bozeman Times publishes the first written account of Custer's defeat at Little Big Horn.

1890  Idaho admitted to the Union as a state.

1901  The Wild Bunch rob a Great Northern train near Wagner Montana, their last robbery in the U.S.

1901  First automobile appears to appear in Calgary, Alberta.

1943 The Pole Mountain military reservation, formerly used for the training of Wyoming National Guard cavalrymen and cavalrymen from various posts around the region, is opened to civilian picnickers. That this would occur in 1943 says something about the direction the Army was headed in at the time.

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