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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.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

October 2

1835   The first battle of the Texas Revolution took place as Texans defeated a Mexican cavalry near the Guadalupe River.

1874  President Grant visited Cheyenne.

1909  It is announced that a coyote proof fence had been invented.  Attribution:  Wyoming State Historical Society.

1919     President Woodrow Wilson suffered a stroke that left him partially paralyzed.  He had only recently been in Cheyenne.

1924  Governor William B. Ross died while in office .  His wife, Nellie Tayloe Ross, would become the US's first women governor the month thereafter when she won in a special election in spite of not campaigning.  She would serve only until 1926, however, when she would loose a subsequent election.

1937         David McCullough, historian, biographer born.   One of his fine biographies is Mornings On Horseback, which deals with the early years of Theodore Roosevelt.

1950     The comic strip "Peanuts" by Charles M. Schulz was first published.

1998  Major General Dennis K. Jackson becomes Chief of Ordinance for the Army.  He is a University of Wyoming graduate.

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