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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.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

June 12

1847  Mormon emigrants in Brigham Young's wagon train reached the Platte River near the present location of Casper.  Attribution:  On This Day.

1863  First newspaper in Wyoming published in Ft. Bridger.  Attribution:  Wyoming State Historical Society.

1867  The 2nd Cavalry sustains a loss when a trooper is killed by Indians at Ft. Phil Kearny.

1867  Negotiations with Man Afraid of His Horses at Ft. Laramie break down over his request for ammunition.

1880  The remaining portions of Crow territory in Wyoming were ceded to the United States.

1890  The brewery in Laramie sold its first beer.  Up until Prohibition, small local breweries were extremely common in the United States.  Attribution:  Wyoming State Historical Society.

1920  The 1st Reg, Wyoming Cavalry, National Guard, organized.  It would become the 115th Cavalry Rgt in 1922.

Contrary to what many may expect, cavalry units in the National Guard were greatly expanded following World War One, as the National Guard became more closely aligned with the overall needs of the U.S. Army.

1921   President Harding urged every young man to attend military training camp.

1930  An earthquake collapsed a building in Grover.

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