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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.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

September 7

1870   Nathaniel P. Langford sketched the first detailed map of Yellowstone Lake from the vantage point of Colter Peak.  Attribution:  On This Day.

1873   Capt. W. A. Jones names Togwotee Pass after his Sheepeater (Mountain Shoshone) guide, Togwotee.  Attribution: Wyoming State Historical Society.

1927     TV pioneer Philo T. Farnsworth succeeded in transmitting an image through purely electronic means by using a device called an image dissector, thereby ushering in the end of contemplative thought and decent civilization.

1936  Max Baer defeated Cowboy Sammy Evans in a prize fight in Casper.

1945  Trains were halted west of Green River as a bridge was destroyed by a fire.  Attribution:  Wyoming State Historical Society.

1995  The Van Vleck House in Jackson was added to the National Register of Historic Places.  Attribution:  On This Day.

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