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January 26

posted Apr 28, 2014, 6:28 AM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov   [ updated Jan 25, 2015, 6:14 AM ]

1890 Another 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.