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January 26

posted Apr 28, 2014, 6:28 AM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov   [ updated Jan 3, 2019, 2:55 PM by State Library ]

1890 An article about place names in Wyoming was published by the Cheyenne Daily Sun on January 26, 1890. Titled "County Cognomens," it expanded on the "Too Many Laramies" article in the Daily Boomerang of a few days earlier.


1914 The Hotel LaBonte in Douglas was opened for business on January 26, 1914. The name refers to the LaBonte Pony Express and Stage Station on the Overland Trail, which was located southeast of Douglas. LaBonte was named after a hunter whose father was French. He was raised in Mississippi.

1917 In 1917 a bill was introduced in the Wyoming Legislature to divide Fremont County. Pilot County was a proposed county made up of portions of northern Fremont County.