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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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Thursday, September 12, 2013

September 12

1857 U.S. Topographical Engineer Lt. G. K. Warren causes a camp to be erected in the Black Hills. The camp included a stockade and was post was named Camp Jenney.

1911   Edward Conia of Meeteetse received a patent for an animal trap.

 The original structure of the State Mental Hospital in Evanston which was destroyed by a fire on this day in 1917.

1917   The original structure at the Wyoming State Mental Hospital in Evanston was destroyed in a fire.  The large structure was completely destroyed, but no injuries occurred during the fire, although one inmate temporarily escaped.  A new edition built the prior year for male patients was not damaged however.

1925   Beacon light construction for Rock Springs to Salt Lake City air route begins.  Attribution:  Wyoming State Historical Society.

2001  First full day in U.S. history with no civil aviation since the onset of civil aviation.  All air traffic except for government traffic is ordered halted in wake of Terrorist attack the prior day.

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