February 8

posted May 8, 2014, 7:47 AM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov   [ updated Aug 13, 2015, 4:37 AM by Bobbi Thorpe ]
1896 Know anything about Higgins, Wyoming? It was located near Big Piney. On this day in 1896, a post office was established there. Irvine Steele was the postmaster. Why was it called Higgins?

Beginning on February 8, 1938, the Alcova Reservoir was filled for testing purposes and by June, it contained 125,000 acre-feet of water.