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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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Thursday, January 24, 2013

January 24

1820         John Milton Thayer, Brig Gen, U.S., born.  He was appointed Governor of the Territory of Wyoming by President Ulysses S. Grant. He served from 1875 to 1878. He also served as the Governor of Nebraska from 1887 to 1892.

1873  Congress approves funds to rebuilt the Territorial Penitentiary in Laramie.   Attribution:  On This Day.

1878  First telephone conversation between Laramie and Cheyenne.  Attribution:  Wyoming State Historical Society.

1878  General Cook stated that there was no military need to keep troops at Fort Fred Steele or Fort Sanders, two posts in southern Wyoming on the Union Pacific.  Attribution:  On This Day.

1935 Canned beer makes its debut on this day with canned Krueger's Finest Beer and Krueger's Cream Ale.

1945  The Legislature rejects a junior college plan.

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