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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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Monday, January 14, 2013

January 14

1868  A Vigilance Committee in Cheyenne threatened three suspected thieves.  Attribution:  On This Day.

1891  Gen. Nelson Miles reports that the Sioux are returning to Pine Ridge following the events at Wounded Knee on December 19, 1890.

1920  The first fatal air accident to occur near Casper occurred, taking the life of pilot Bert Cole and passenger Maud Toomey.   Ms. Toomey is also the first female air fatality in Wyoming.  The very early airport in use at this time was located where the town of Evansville now sits, and a memorial to Ms. Toomey, who was a schoolteacher, is located in Evansville.  Attribution. Wyoming State Historical Society.

1942  President Roosevelt issues Presidential Proclamation No. 2537, requiring aliens enemy countries to register with the United States Department of Justice.

1981  Peggy Simson Curry named state Poet laureate.  She was the first person to be so designated.  She was born in Scotland in 1911 and immigrated as a child to Walden Colorado, where here parents worked on a ranch.  She moved to Wyoming to attend the University of Wyoming, where she majored in journalism and met her husband.  She later taught at Casper College.

While she was memorialized as a "poet", she wrote widely in other genres, having published novels and children's literature as well.  She died in 1987.

2015:  Governor Mead delivers his State of the State address to the Legislature.

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