April


April 30

posted Apr 30, 2014, 6:59 AM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov   [ updated Apr 30, 2014, 7:02 AM ]

1803 On April 30, negotiations between the United States and the French Republic regarding the Louisiana Purchase were concluded. Much of what would become Wyoming was included in that purchase.


1872 On April 30, 1872, construction was begun on the Territorial Prison in Laramie.

April 29

posted Apr 29, 2014, 5:39 AM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov   [ updated Aug 17, 2015, 4:59 AM by Bobbi Thorpe ]

1892 Bartlett Post Office was established on April 29, 1892 in Laramie County prior to the formation of Goshen County. Frank W. Bartlett was the postmaster.

1892 Huson Post Office in Sheridan County, was established on April 29, 1892 with Edward W. Huson as postmaster.

1909 Deep Creek Post Office was established on April 29, 1909 in Big Horn County prior to the formation of Washakie County. The post office was located on the west side of Deep Creek.

1914 The "Park County Enterprise" reported that a "$15,000.00 Carnegie Library grant had been received by Cody. The opening ceremonies for the new Carnegie library were held on the night of May 9, 1916.


April 28

posted Apr 28, 2014, 6:24 AM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov   [ updated Aug 17, 2015, 5:00 AM by Bobbi Thorpe ]

1899 Dewey Post Office was established on April 28, 1899. Dewey was the location of the Dewey Coal Mine.

1904 Kinkaid Act signed.

1970 On April 28, 1970, Bridger's Pass, Father DeSmet's Prairie Mass Site, Fort Bonneville, Fort Halleck, Fort Reno, and Point of Rocks Stage Station were added to the National Register of Historic Places.


April 27

posted Apr 27, 2014, 2:46 PM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov   [ updated Aug 17, 2015, 5:01 AM by Bobbi Thorpe ]

1915 Meadowbrook Post Office was established on April 27, 1915 in Fremont County prior to the formation of Sublette County.
1926 Tullis Post Office in Carbon County, was established on April 27, 1926.

April 26

posted Apr 26, 2014, 5:35 AM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov   [ updated Apr 28, 2014, 9:43 AM ]

1895  Arbor Day was observed throughout the state for the first
time on April 26, 1895.


April 25

posted Apr 25, 2014, 5:06 AM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov   [ updated Aug 17, 2015, 5:02 AM by Bobbi Thorpe ]



1883 Fort Russell Post Office was established on April 25, 1883.


1903
President Theodore Roosevelt visited the town of Newcastle on April 25, 1903. From Newcastle,  the president traveled to Nebraska, then back to Colorado, Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon and Idaho before returning to Wyoming at the end of May.


April 24

posted Apr 24, 2014, 5:49 AM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov   [ updated Aug 17, 2015, 5:03 AM by Bobbi Thorpe ]

1903  On April 24, 1903, after spending almost two weeks in Yellowstone, President Roosevelt laid a cornerstone for the northern entrance to Yellowstone National Park - today, the resulting structure is known as the Roosevelt Arch.




















1909 On April 24, the crew of the Patr car for thfindehe New York to Seattle race reached Green River, (Cheyenne Daily Leader,April 25, 1909), drove through Granger and arrived at Kemmerer later that same day (Kemmerer Camera, April 29, 1909).









April 23

posted Apr 23, 2014, 5:21 AM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov   [ updated Aug 17, 2015, 5:04 AM by Bobbi Thorpe ]

1868 The first train crossed the Dale Creek Bridge on the Union Pacific Railroad on April 23, 1868. The bridge was a wooden framework structure, 650 feet long and 127 feet high, the largest of its kind on the road.


April 22

posted Apr 23, 2014, 5:11 AM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov   [ updated Aug 17, 2015, 5:04 AM by Bobbi Thorpe ]

1907 Raymond Post Office in Big Horn County was established on April 22, 1907 with Charles W. Raymond as its first postmaster.

April 21

posted Apr 21, 2014, 5:49 AM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov   [ updated Apr 28, 2014, 9:50 AM ]


1909 On April 21, 1909, the Pathfinder car became stuck in mud at Bitter Creek between Wamsutter and Rock Springs. The Cheyenne Daily Leader of April 22 reported that the crew tried to get the vehicle out without success. They then "walked several miles and secured the help of a ranch man who pulled the machine out with a team of horses."



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