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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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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

June 26

1870 Christmas is declared a federal holiday in the United States. Today it wouldn't occur, and if it did, it would result in an endless series of lawsuits.

1865:  Co. I, 11th Kansas, attacked by large party of Cheyenne/Sioux while repairing a telegraph line near Red Buttes, Wyoming.  The men expended between 36 and 60 rounds of ammunition each, taking two wounded in a hard fought action taking them back to Platte Bridge Station, a distance of six miles.

1876  Major Marcus Reno takes command of the surviving elements of the 7th Cavalry, still on the battlefield, waiting for relief.

1903  Lovell irrigation company organized.  Attribution:  Wyoming State Historical Society.

1909  Medicine Bow becomes an incorporated town.

1 comment:

  1. Rollie commented:

    "Sure glad they made Christmas a holiday when they did."

    Somehow, "blogger" lost the comment, but I still have the automatic notice of it, so I wanted to make sure it went up.