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January 6

posted Apr 11, 2014, 2:31 PM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov   [ updated Aug 12, 2015, 5:03 AM by Bobbi Thorpe ]

1868 On January 6, 1868, the first public school building in Wyoming was opened in Cheyenne.

1890 On January 6, 1890 Mr. Springer introduced bill, H. R. 3830 providing for Statehood for Arizona, Idaho, New Mexico and Wyoming. This bill was read the first and second times, referred to the Committee on Territories and ordered to be printed. On January 13, 1890," Mr. Isaac S. Struble, Representative from Iowa, introduced bill, H. R. 4561, providing for Statehood for Wyoming. This bill was read the first and second times, referred to the Committee on Territories, and ordered to be printed. There is no further Congressional history on either of these bills.

1890 The "Wyoming College" opened in Coffeen Hall in Sheridan on January 6, 1890. Also called the "Wyoming College and Normal School", it was moved to Big Horn in the early 1890's.


1902 Altamont Post Office was established on January 6, 1902. This was the Altamont in Uinta County. There was also a place named Altamont in Carbon County. Altamont, Uinta County, was also a station on the Union Pacific Railroad between Aspen and Knight. 

1904 Bertha Post Office was established on January 6, 1904 in Crook County prior to the formation of Campbell County. It was named for its first postmaster, Bertha Poole.

1913 Platte, Washakie, Hot Springs, Lincoln and Goshen Counties were organized on January 6, 1913.