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August 30

posted Aug 30, 2014, 5:15 AM by   [ updated Aug 18, 2015, 8:23 AM by Travis Pollok ]

1873 During the summer of 1873, Captain William A. Jones and party explored northwestern Wyoming and Yellowstone. On August 30, they climbed Mount Sheridan to continue their "inspection of the Yellowstone Lake Basin." Mount Sheridan was named by Captain J.W. Barlow, a military member of the 1871 Hayden Expedition, for General Philip H. Sheridan, who supported the effort to preserve the wonders of the park. It was also known as Brown Mountain, Yellow Mountain and Red Mountain.

Douglas, Wyoming was established in August, 1886. "From August 30 through September 2 1886, the new town of Douglas was auctioned off, parcel by parcel on the delta just south of the Antelope Tent town."