1869 The first census of Wyoming Territory completed. Attribution: On This Day.
1869 Fort C. F. Smith burned down by Red Cloud's followers.
1916 The Black Tom Explosion: July 30, 1916
The news hit the Cheyenne Leader that very day, suggesting that this paper, which I've been running some mornings, must have been an evening paper.
Note the rodeo news from Cheyenne.
1918. Poet Joyce Kilmer, U.S. Army sergeant, killed in France.
I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the sweet earth's flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree .
1930 This photograph taken at Independence Rock.
1941 It was reported that a 29-year-old car, a true antique, was donated in a Rock Springs scrap aluminum drive. This demonstrates the level of patriotism that such events exhibited, even if the level of attention focused on scrap was in part for propaganda purposes. Attribution: Wyoming State Historical Society.
1971 Apollo 15 astronauts David R. Scott and James B. Irwin landed on the moon.