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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.

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.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

September 22

1869  The Territorial Governor issued a proclamation that the Territorial Legislative Assembly was to convene for the first time on October 12 of that year.

1890  Emancipation Day celebrated by African Americans in Cheyenne.  Attribution:  Wyoming State Historical Society.

1920  Plans were announced to build a petroleum pipeline to the refinery in Riverton.  Riverton no longer has a refinery. Attribution:  Wyoming State Historical Society.

1934  The self declared "World Famous" Wonder Bar opens in Casper.

1937  A forest fire near Cody killed 14 and injured 50.Attribution.  On This Day.

1939  Michael John Sullivan was born in Omaha.  He was the 29th Governor of the State, serving from 1987 to 1995, and was later the US Ambassador to Ireland under President Clinton.

1945   Gov. Lester Hunt proclaimed “American Indian Day.”  Attribution:  Wyoming State Historical Society.

1951     Jacob Horner, the last 7th Cavalry veteran of the Battle of the Little Big Horn, died.  Horner, a private, had been left behind in the rear as he lacked a mount.

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