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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.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

March 14

1850  A post office is established at Ft. Laramie, the first to be established in Wyoming.

1890  The 11th, and last, Territorial Legislature concludes.

1890  Governor Warren signs a bill to suppress gambling, on the last day of the final session of the Territorial Legislature.

1916   The Punitive Expedition: The Casper Daily Press, March 14, 1916.

Chicago and Northwestern Warehouse Fire, Casper Wyoming

A disaster struck Casper Wyoming on this day in 1917.  A warehouse belonging to the Chicago and Northwestern, and used also by C. H. Townsend, caught fire.  It was the largest fire in the town since a 1905 livery stable fire
1917  The Wyoming Tribune for March 14, 1917. Germany gets control fo Mexico's finances

Dramatic claim. . . but at that point, what good would it have done if true? 
The Laramie Boomerang for March 14, 1917: Laramie welcomes home its Guardsmen

Laramie's Guardsmen returned to an enthusiastic welcome. . . and speeches.

1948  Thomas Allen "Tom" Coburn, M.D. born in Casper. He was elected U.S. Senator for Oklahoma in 1994.


  1. Very interesting site. Thanks for posting and for all the work you put into it.

  2. Thanks. I know that I miss a ton of things that should go in here, so my efforts are, overall, pretty hit and miss.