1912 On February 29, 1912, newspapers from Lusk to Worland published Governor Joseph Carey's Proclamation calling a "Good Roads" meeting to promote the "early construction of the Yellowstone Park Highway." Learn more about the Yellowstone Highway -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQ4iWkeyg7U&feature=related
1918 On February 28, 1918, the first train arrived in Buffalo from
Clearmont on the Wyoming Railway. The Wyoming Railway Company was
incorporated in Wyoming on May 26, 1909. Construction work began in 1913
and the Wyoming Railway operated between Clearmont and Buffalo from
1918 to 1952 when it was abandoned.
2007 Wyoming adopted the western wheatgrass as its State Grass on February 28, 2007. There is a Wheatgrass Draw in Niobrara County.
1885 Francis E. Warren was appointed Governor of the Territory of Wyoming on February 27, 1885.
1888 Joseph M. Carey, Wyoming Delegate to Congress, introduced before the House of Representatives, Fiftieth Congress, first session, a bill, HR 7780, to admit Wyoming as a State to the Union. The bill died in committee
"On February 27, 1889, nearly a year after it had been introduced, the
1893 Jetsam Post Office was established on February 27, 1893. Jetsam was located in Platte County. Weekly columns about Jetsam appeared in the Wheatland newspaper under the titles "Jetsam News" and "Jetsam Jottings."
1901 The Laramie, Hahns Peak, and Pacific Railway Co. was formed under the laws of Wyoming on February 27, 1901.
1888 Mikado Post Office was established on February 25, 1888 in Crook County prior to the formation of Campbell County. Francis M. Lavering (Frank M. Lavering) served as postmaster.
1909 On February 25, 1909, President Theodore Roosevelt created the "bird
reservations" of Pathfinder and Shoshone by Executive Order 1032.
1963 A magnitude 4.3, intensity V earthquake occurred in southeastern Sublette County on February 25, 1963, approximately 15 miles north-northeast of Big Sandy. The earthquake was felt for over a minute in Atlantic City, and for approximately six seconds in the Lander and Hudson areas. (Casper Star-Tribune,
1985 The bison was adopted as Wyoming's State Mammal on February 23, 1985. It is the largest terrestrial animal in North America, where it is commonly called buffalo.
There are more than 100 places in Wyoming with Buffalo as part of their name. Most were named for the animal. According to early records, the city of Buffalo was named for Buffalo, New York. Buffalo Bill Dam and Reservoir were named for the man.
1883 Beulah Post Office was established on February 21, 1883. Beulah was named by seven families on ranches located on Sand Creek in 1881.
1898 Eagle Post Office was established on February 21, 1898. The
original proposed name for the post office was Eagle Rock. Eagle was located on
the Stinking Water, now Shoshone River.
1917 On February 21, 1917, the Wyoming Legislature passed a law that created a number of "State Game Preserves" including the Teton State Game Preserve, Shoshone State Game Preserve, Hoodoo State Game Preserve, Carter Mountain State Game Preserve, Popo Agie State Game Preserve, Big Horn State Game Preserve, Days River State Game Preserve, Wind River State Game Preserve, Careyhurst Game Preserve, Bridger State Game Preserve, Kendall State Game Preserve.