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Friday, March 8, 2013

March 8

1822 President Monroe sends a special message to Congress proposing US recognition of Colombia, Peru, Argentina and Mexico.

1907  Franky Avery, a bicyclist, arrived in Cheyenne during his cross country bike ride.  The bicycle, much more than the automobile, was the up and coming modern means of transportation at the time.  Attribution:  Wyoming State Historical Society.

1917   The Cheyenne State Leader for March 8, 1917: Troops Rushed To Protect Border

Juarez was in the news again, and troops were going to the border.

And the Senate was preparing to adopt the cloture rule.
The Natrona County Tribune for March 8, 1917. Wyoming Boys Leave Impression

Wyoming Guardsmen were getting praise, some in  Washington D. C. were not, and Wilson was taking up arming merchantmen.

And J. B. Okie was putting in some shearing sheds.
1932  The campus of the University of Wyoming was photographed with heavy snow cover.

1941  National Guardsmen paraded in Casper prior to deployment.  Apparently 160 men were in the parade, although I would have thought the 115th Cav would have been fully activated by this time.

1977  Martin's Cove added to the registry of National Historic Sites.

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