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August 13

posted Aug 13, 2014, 4:46 AM by   [ updated Aug 18, 2015, 8:10 AM by Travis Pollok ]

1882 In 1882, General Philip H. Sheridan led an expedition through northwestern Wyoming to Yellowstone. On August 13, the party traveled through an unnamed pass. General Sheridan named it Lincoln Pass in honor of Secretary of War, Robert T. Lincoln. It was later renamed Sheridan Pass in honor of General Sheridan. Mount Sheridan was also named for him.

1908 On August 13, 1908, William D. Menor received a land patent on a location near Moose, Wyoming. He operated a ferry that crossed the Snake River, Menor's Ferry. Today, the area is an historic district within Grand Teton National Park.