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How To Use This Site

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, January 9, 2013

January 9

1867  Laramie County created by Dakota Territorial Legislature.

1875  The officer's quarters at Ft. D. A. Russell were destroyed by fire.  Attribution:  Wyoming State Historical Society.

1879 Cheyenne prisoners revolt at Fort Robinson, Nebraska.

1887  A blizzard hit Wyoming and Montana with record snowfall and record cold, making this one of the worst days of the worst winters on record.

1917  The Fourteenth Legislature convened.

1918 The Battle of Bear Valley, revolutionary Yaqui natives and the United States Army in southern Arizona,. the last US v. Indian battle. The Army element was from the 10th Cavalry. The Yaquis opened fire on the approaching 10th Cavalry troopers and the battle lasted approximately 30 minutes, with no US casualties. The battle was caused by mistaken identity, as the Yaqui mistook the approaching 10th Cavalrymen for Mexicans.

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