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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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We hope you enjoy this site.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

September 10

1889  Newcastle founded by the Lincoln Land Company, a subsidiary of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy..  Attribution:  Wyoming State Historical Society.

1897  The first bicycle known to have been made in Wyoming was assembled.  Attribution:  Wyoming State Historical Society.

At the time, bicycles were the up and coming mode of transportation and it was seriously thought by many that the bicycle, not the automobile, might supplant the horse as a means of personal transportation. Bicycles did, in fact, liberate many people from having only one means of daily transportation, that being  shoe leather.  The era was enormously fascinated with bicycles, seeing their adoption by many people, and even their adoption in some service roles.

1941  Wyomingites urged to engage in home canning due to the war.  Attribution:  Wyoming State Historical Society.

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1 comment:

  1. As someone who just did a bushel of pears and 2 lugs of tomatoes over the weekend, I found these posters delightful! I always feel guilty if I don't can at least something every year. My grandmother canned everything, enough for the whole family from a huge garden every year.