1918 Typhus Fears In Casper and salamanders in the water, August 16, 1918.
Typhus is something we don't worry much about in the United States anymore, but at one time we did. Problems with typhus in the water supply were a frequent source of concern for Casperites early in the city's history.
And fortunately an oilfield worker was only slightly burned, and returned to work on the Muddy Field.
1919 August 16, 1919. Steep grades for the Motor Transport Convoy, the 35 miles between Fort Bridger and Evanston Wyoming.
A 12% grade is incredibly steep.
In other vehicle news, the first automobile race at the Orange County California Fair was held.
Back home, Frank Hadsell was so impressed with the recent cover photograph on the August issue of the Wyoming Stockman Farmer, he was hoping to buy fifty copies.
1920 The first airplane to land at Kemmerer crashed into a tree during the process of landing. Attribution: Wyoming State Historical Society.