1878 In 1878, the U.S. Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories led by F.V. Hayden continued the exploration of the Yellowstone region. Members of the expedition observed and recorded locations and eruptions of many of the park's thermal features. On August 29, they were in the Upper Geyser Basin and recorded the activity of the Castle Geyser.
1900 Tipton was the site of an August 29, 1900 train robbery which was attributed to the Wild Bunch. The engineer was ordered to pull the express car ahead after it had been detached from the rest of the train. The railroad organized a special outlaw hunting squad to pursue the robbers.
1917 On August 29, 1917, the Secretary of the Interior announced the opening of the new townsite of Deaver on the Shoshone Project.
1924 Photograph taken in the Wind River
Mountains on August 29, 1924 by W.C. Alden. Alden was chief of
Pleistocene geology at the U.S. Geological Survey. He worked throughout
the United States in the early to mid 20th century. His photographs can
be viewed at http://libraryphoto.cr.usgs.gov/index.html
1870 In 1870, F. V. Hayden and party while on the U.S. Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories explored portions of Wyoming. On August 24, they camped at Red Buttes. William Henry Jackson took this photograph of the party. Standing left to right: John "Potato John" Raymond and "Val," cooks; Sanford R. Gifford, landscape painter; Henry W. Elliott, artist; James Stevenson, assistant; H.D. Schmidt, naturalist; E. Campbell Carrington, zoologist; L.A. Bartlett, general assistant; William Henry Jackson, photographer. Sitting left to right: C.S. Turnbull, secretary; J.H. Beaman, meteorologist; Ferdinand V. Hayden, geologist in charge; Cyrus Thomas, agriculturist; Raphael, hunter; A.L. Ford, mineralogist.1916 From the August 24, 1916 Encampment Record, the "3rd Annual Fish Fry".
1842 "August 23.—Yesterday evening we reached our encampment at Rock Independence, where I took some astronomical observations. Here, not unmindful of the custom of early travellers and explorers in our country I engraved on this rock of the Far West a symbol of the Christian faith. Among the thickly inscribed names, I made on the hard granite the impression of a large cross, which I covered with a black preparation of Indiarubber, well calculated to resist the influence of wind and rain. It stands amidst the names of many who have long since found their way to the grave, and for whom the huge rock is a giant gravestone." John C. Fremont in Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the year 1842.
1867 Cheyenne Post Office was established as Cheyenne City Post Office on
August 22, 1867 in Dakota Territory prior to the formation of Wyoming
1883 During his 1883 trip to the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Park, President Arthur and his party spent a lot of time fishing for trout in the rivers of northwestern Wyoming. On August 22, they spent the day fishing the Snake River.
1886 The Fremont, Elkhorn, and Missouri Valley Railroad (later part of the Chicago and North Western system) reached the Douglas townsite on August 22, 1886.