How To Use This Site

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.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

September 29

Today is International Coffee Day.

1857  Nate Champion, made famous due to the Johnson County War, born in Texas.


1879  Dissatisfied Ute Indians killed Agent Nathan Meeker and nine others in the "Meeker Massacre" in Colorado.  The dispute had arisen as Meeker was a proponent of cooperative farming, which was a popular position with Indian Agents at the time, and the Utes were upset with his position and rose up against them.  As is typical for battles of the period won by Indians, the battle was referred to as a "Massacre", a term less frequently applied to battles lost by Indians.  Troops dispatched from Ft. Steele Wyoming had been kept some distance away from the events under a Ute demand that they be allowed to speak with Meeker without their being immediately present, a demand which resulted due to Ute recollections of the Sand Creek Massacre.

1882 Ft. Sanders, south of Laramie, sold at public auction.

1899 Veterans of Foreign Wars established.

1900  The Wild Bunch robbed a Union Pacific train near Tipton.

1917  Electric lights installed in Cokeville businesses.

2008 The Dow Jones industrial average fell a record 777.68 points after the House defeated a $700 billion emergency rescue plan for the nation's financial system.

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