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January 27

posted Apr 28, 2014, 6:37 AM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov   [ updated Aug 12, 2015, 4:37 AM by Bobbi Thorpe ]

1868 On January 27, 1868, Congressman James M. Ashley of Ohio introduced a bill, H.R. 540 for a "temporary government for the Territory of Wyoming" before the Fortieth Congress, second session. The bill was read a first and second time and referred to the Committee on Territories but was not reported out of the committee. 

1887  On January 27, 1887, Peru, a railway town, 8 miles west of Green River, Wyoming, was destroyed by fire.

1914 The Wyoming Semi-Weekly Tribune of January 27, 1914  published an article announcing the opening of Hotel LaBonte in Douglas. 

1920 Wyoming ratified the 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution giving women the right to vote on January 27,1920 during a special session of the Legislature.