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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.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

February 10

1871  First homestead filing in Montana made.

1875   John M. Thayer began his second term as Territorial Governor.

1876  Gen. Terry ordered to take action against Sioux and Cheyenne who remained off their reservations.

1883  Long serving Episcopal missionary, Rev. John Roberts, arrives at Ft. Washakie.

1890  11,000,000 acres ceded by the Sioux opened for entry.

1904  The United States Secretary of the Interior set aside $2,250,000 for the initial construction of the Shoshone Project, including a Damn, which was one of the first federal reclamation projects in the nation and the largest federal project in Wyoming.  The entire water project would take years to complete.

1933  State Librarian Ruth Harrington became exofficio State Historian.  Attribution.  Wyoming State Historical Society.

1940     Colorado born Glenn Miller's iconic swing classic "In The Mood" reaches Number 1 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart.

1967     The 25th Amendment to the Constitution, dealing with presidential disability and succession, went into effect.

1980  Floyd Taliaferro Alderson died in Sheridan.  Alderson had been an early movie star, acting at first under the name Wally Wales and later as Hal Taliaferro. He'd been born in Sheridan in 1895 and grew up on the family ranch in Montana, where he returned after his acting career concluded.

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