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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, August 14, 2013

August 14

1774         Meriwether Lewis born.

1848  Congress created the Oregon Territory, which included parts of Wyoming. Unlike the later state maps, the eastern and western edges of the territory were based on topographic features.

1864  Ft. Collins, Colorado, established.

1865  Camp Connor becomes Ft. Connor.   

1878  A plot to derail a train and rob it was foiled by alert Union Pacific laborers who detected the damage to the tracks while working nearby, out side of Rawlins.

1894  Not a Wyoming item, but perhaps somewhat related, Elliot Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt's brother and father of Elanor Roosevelt, died at age 34 from complications of alcoholism.

1897 Road agents dressed as cavalrymen stopped 15 stagecoaches in Yellowstone National Park, robbing items from most of them. The victims included an Army paymaster and his escort, who mistook the agents for soldiers.

1923  An explosion at the Frontier Mine in Kemmerer killed 99 people. 

1935     Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law.

1943   New US conscription regulations come into force with a revised list of reserved occupations and a feature that having dependents are deciding factors in deferments.

1945     Harry S. Truman announced that Japan had surrendered unconditionally, ending World War II.  On the same day, in the last air raid of the war US B-29 Superfortress bombers strike Kumagaya and Isezaki, northwest of Tokyo, and the Akita-Aradi oil refinery. The American War Production Board removes all restrictions on the production of automobiles in the United States. General Douglas MacArthur is appointed supreme Allied commander to accept the Japanese surrender. An immediate suspension of hostilities is ordered and Japan is ordered to end fighting by all its forces on all fronts immediately. Attempted coup by the Imperial Guard is put down.

1981  A camera allowed for the first time in a Wyoming Supreme Court session. They are not generally allowed at the present time.  Attribution:  Wyoming State Historical Society.

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