1890 The Cheyenne Daily Sun published a report from the Lander Mountaineer on the snow conditions in the Lander Area.
1903 On January 2, 1903, Laramie received a $20,000.00 Carnegie Library Grant. The new Carnegie Library was "formally given to people" on January 24, 1906. It was used as a library until 1981 and still exists as the Historic Carnegie Building. http://www.laramieboomerang.com/articles/2012/01/27/news/doc4f222e357e0f1189785519.txt
1923 Sublette County, named for fur traders, William and Milton
Sublette, was created February 15, 1921, and organized January 2, 1923.
1949 The 1949 Blizzard started on January 2.