How To Use This Site

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.
Use 2013 for the search date, as that's the day regular dates were established and fixed.

Alternatively, the months are listed immediately below, with the individual days appearing backwards (oldest first).

We hope you enjoy this site.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

August 4

1778  The Wyoming Independent Company establishes Camp Westmoreland near Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, in the Wyoming Valley.

1876  Frank E. Lucas, the13th Governor of Wyoming upon the death of Governor William B. Ross in 1924, born in Grant City, Missouri.  Upon his defeat by Nellie Tayloe Ross, he returned to his adopted town of Buffalo and became the editor of the Buffalo Bulletin.  His term as governor was a mere matter of months in length.

1886  Doc Holliday, doing well living on an income from gambling, was arrested in Denver Colorado for not having a legal means of making a living.  This was part of a city wide crackdown on gambling.

1916   Cheyenne State Leader for August 4, 1916. The Wyoming National Guard still short of recruits.
The August 4, 1916 details the continued efforts to bring the Wyoming National Guard up to strength, this time with an appeal from the Governor for five recruits from every county.

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