December 13

posted Dec 13, 2014, 6:07 AM by   [ updated Nov 1, 2018, 1:28 PM by State Library ]

1812  On December 13, 1812, Robert Stuart and the Astorians abandoned the cabin they'd built for winter near Bessemer Bend. Fearing the return of a group of Arapaho Indians who had discovered them a few days earlier, they moved their winter camp downstream to a site near present day Torrington.

1879 The Sixth Legislative Assembly on December 13, 1879, changed the name of Pease County to Johnson County.