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.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The anniversary of the completion of this blog on a daily basis.

Just a year ago, today, we quit publishing this blog with daily entries

At that time, it had run for several years, and we'd cataloged a very large number of items, a selection of which went into our book, which was published that following spring.  The book evolved from this blog, but it isn't identical. There's text in it that isn't here, and there's a vast number of entries here that aren't in the book.  Were we to list every item here in the book, it'd be something like 2000 pages long.

In some ways, I wish I'd done a better job of cataloging my research here as I went along, but as this was originally a sort of daily diary of the history of the state that I was cataloging for a novel that I'm theoretically writing, I didn't always do a very good job of that, particularly at first.  If I were to do it again, I would.

I've received a lot of compliments for the book, but it isn't exactly a run away best seller.  If you picked up a copy, thanks for doing so.  I'm supposed to be working on another, but this past year has been so busy work wise, I haven't gotten very far.  One thing I've learned about being an author is that its extremely time consuming, from beginning to end, and if you are going to seriously write, rather than what I do here at these blogs, you pretty much have to be able to devote the lion's share of your working time to it, or at least that seems to be the case for me.  It's frustrating for all involved.

Anyway, over the past year this blog, now that its not daily, has also evolved.  I started doing entries of contemporary news stories that I deemed to be of historical value, and I still do.  I've shifted how I do those, however, as I now update the actual date with them, which is what I should have done in the first place. For those who still stop in here, thanks, and feel free to comment on anything.

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