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August 29

posted Aug 29, 2014, 6:37 AM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov   [ updated Aug 18, 2015, 8:22 AM by Travis Pollok ]

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