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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.

We hope you enjoy this site.

Monday, September 2, 2013

September 2

Today is Labor Day for 2013.

1885  In one of the worst examples of race based violence in Western US history, 150 white miners in Rock Springs, brutally attack their Chinese coworkers, killing 28, wounding 15 others, and driving several hundred more out of town. Governor Warren intervened to stop further bloodshed by having Federal troops sent to Rock Springs, and he himself went there, and to Evanston where it appeared that the violence might spread to.

1901     Vice President Theodore Roosevelt offered the advice, "Speak softly and carry a big stick," in a speech at the Minnesota State Fair.

1953  The first dial telephone system in Carbon County opened in Hanna.  Attribution:  Wyoming State Historical Society.

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