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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, March 12, 2013

March 12

1836  The Battle of Refugio commences in the Texas revolution.  Attribution:  On This Day.

1886  The Legislature appropriated $500.00 for Governor William Hale's funeral and for a monument in his honor.  Attribution:  On This Day.

1888  Territorial Governor Thomas Moonlight hires the legendary Elwood Mead as state engineer.  Mead was the founder of Wyoming's water law, which he worked on from the period of 1888 to 1899.  He also worked on Colorado's water law during this period.  In 1907 he was appointed Chairman of the State Rivers and Water Supply Commission in Victoria Australia.  He returned to the US in 1911 and became a professor of Rural Institutions at the University of California.  He lead the Bureau of Reclamation in the Coolidge Administration.  Lake Mead is named after him.

1890  Big Horn and Weston Counties created.

1917  Buffalo Bill Memorial Association created.   Attribution: Wyoming State Historical Society.

1917   The Laramie Boomerang for March 12, 1917: Laramie Guardsmen to arrive on No. 19.

On Monday March 12, the news came that the Laramie contribution to the Wyoming National Guard had been mustered out of service and taken down to the Union Pacific depot in Cheyenne.

The unit was expected in Laramie that evening.

1918  Arthur D. Gilbert of Lost Cabin received a patent for a fish hook.

1933 President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered the first of his radio "fireside chats".

1944  Nineteen cars of a Union Pacific train derailed near the location of old Ft.Steele.  Attribution:  Wyoming State Historical Society.

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