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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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Sunday, June 9, 2013

June 9

1858  John E. Osborne, Wyoming's Governor following Gov. Barber, and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State from 1913 to 1916, born in Westport, New York.

Odd point of fact:  Both Gov. Barber and Gov. Osborne, who were governors back to back, were physicians by training.

1870 President Grant met with Sioux chief Red Cloud. Red Cloud is often noted as to be the only Plains Indian leader who won a war against the United States, that being "Red Cloud's War" in Wyoming. Following his trip East Red Cloud realized that the population of the United States made any war against it futile, and worked for peaceful positions for his tribe.

1936  The First National Bank of Rock River sold to the town of Rock River. The building the bank was in, which features a Greek facade, still stands, in use as Rock River town storage.  Attribution:  Wyoming State Historical Society.

1954 Wisconsin Sen Joseph McCarthy's era of influence came to an end in a confrontation with Army counsel Joseph N. Welch.

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