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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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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

January 22

1807  President Jefferson exposed a plot by Aaron Burr to form a new republic in the Southwest.

1877  Sergeant William B. Lewis, Company B, 3d U.S. Cavalry. Place, engaged in an action at Bluff Station, Wyo. for which he won the Congressional Medal of Honor.  Sgt. Lewis lived until 1901, and is buried in New Rochelle, New York.

This is another one of these Indian Wars locations that I am unfamiliar with.  Given the name, it was likely a station on the Oregon Trail, but I don't know that. The Army named many small posts on the trail "stations".

1879  Dull Knife knife's band, having escaped Ft. Robinson is attacked and sustains severe losses in Nebraska. Dull Knife himself escapes, but the attack crushes the bands attempt to return to the Powder River country.

1885  Crook County organized.  The county is named for Gen. Crook, a serving and significant general in the Indian Wars.

1917     President Woodrow Wilson pleaded for an end to the war in Europe, calling for "peace without victory.".

1921  The legislature legalized prize fighting.  Attribution:  Wyoming State Historical Society.

1949  The Reverend John Roberts, a significant Episcopal churchman on the Wind River Reservation, died.

1992  Mark Hopkinson executed for homocide.

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