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Friday, October 11, 2013

October 11

1809         Meriwether Lewis, soldier, explorer, dies by his own hand at age 39.  Lewis had performed heroically with the Corps of Discovery, but he suffered from what today would be regarded as periodic episodes of severe depression.

1869  The Red River Rebellion commences in Manitoba when Canadian surveyor Adam Clark Webb and his crew try to mark off a long farm field belonging to Metis AndrĂ© Nault.  Nault asked them to leave and they refused.  Metis then intervened, without arms, and compelled the surveyors to depart.  The Metis had roots down into Montana and traveled for hunting as far south as Wyoming's Powder River Basin.

1890  Wyoming's first state elected officers took their offices.  Attribution:  On This Day.

1912  The film Charge of the Light Brigade premiered.  The film has scenes that were filmed at the Army/Army National Guard training range of Pole Mountain in it.  Attribution:  Wyoming State Historical Society.

1914  Richard Daniels Jr., one of the child actors in the Our Gang series, born in Rock Springs.  Daniels would continue to act in to his early adult years and remained popular with fans, but ultimately intentionally dropped out of sight.  He died at age 55 due to the effects of alcoholism.

1929  JC Penney, whose first store was in Kemmerer, opens store #1252 in Milford, Delaware, making his company the first retail chain to have an outlet in every state (the 48) in the US.

1936  Franklin and Elanor Roosevelt attended Sunday morning services at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Cheyenne.  In that earlier era, the extent to which the relationship between the President and First Lady was somewhat strained was not really apparent to the general public, although it was somewhat known to their close associates.  This had resulted from an affair that Franklin Roosevelt had with Elanor's social secretary early in their marriage. The marriage never really recovered as a traditional marriage thereafter and the pair went on to be close political partners with an unusual relationship thereafter.

1936  Educator, lawyer, author, engineer, and polymath Grace Hebard died in Laramie.

2015:  Casper's Balefill Fire was rolling.

Holscher's Hub: Casper Bale Fill Fire, October, 11 2015

Holscher's Hub: Casper Bale Fill Fire, October 2015


1649  The Sack of Wexford occurred in which the English New Model Army troops stormed the town of Wexford, Ireland and killed over 2,000 Irish Confederate troops and 1,500 civilians. [/quote]

One of the casualties of the New Model Army that day was a direct ancestor of mine, a resident of Wexford armed to resist the Cromwellian forces.

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