April


April 30

posted Apr 30, 2014, 6:59 AM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov   [ updated Jan 4, 2019, 9:30 AM by State Library ]

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. Read more about the Wyoming Territorial Prison here.

April 29

posted Apr 29, 2014, 5:39 AM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov   [ updated Jan 4, 2019, 9:29 AM by State Library ]

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

1909 Deep Creek Post Office was established in Big Horn County on April 29, 1909, 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 a "$15,000.00 library gift of Carnegie" 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 Jan 4, 2019, 9:27 AM by State Library ]

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

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 Jan 4, 2019, 9:25 AM by State Library ]

1915 Meadowbrook Post Office was established in Fremont County on April 27, 1915, 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 Jan 4, 2019, 9:23 AM by State Library ]

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 Jan 9, 2019, 9:38 AM by State Library ]

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 Jan 9, 2019, 9:37 AM by State Library ]

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 Pathfinder Car for the 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 Jan 4, 2019, 8:51 AM by State Library ]

1868 The first train crossed the Dale Creek Bridge in Albany County on April 23, 1868. "Just west of the [Sherman Hill] summit, a gorge created by the miniscule Dale Creek required the largest bridge built by the Union Pacific west of the Missouri River. The timber for the Dale Creek trestle came from the forests of the upper Midwest. In total, the bridge measured 125 feet high and 1,400 feet long," the largest of its kind on the road. Read more about the endeavors of the Union Pacific Railroad in Wyoming here.

April 22

posted Apr 23, 2014, 5:11 AM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov   [ updated Jan 4, 2019, 8:50 AM by State Library ]

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 Jan 9, 2019, 9:39 AM by State Library ]

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 the crew trying 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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