December 20

posted Dec 20, 2014, 6:39 AM by   [ updated Nov 2, 2018, 8:30 AM by State Library ]
1803  In April 1803, the United States purchased the 820,000 square miles of what had been French Louisiana from France for $15 million dollars. On November 30, 1803, Spain, which had never given up the area, officially transferred it to France. And, in a second ceremony, on December 20, 1803, the French turned Louisiana over to the United States. What would become part of Wyoming was included in this purchase.

1889  On December 20, 1889, the name and location of the La Belle Post Office was changed to Moorcroft.