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posted Jun 28, 2014, 5:16 AM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov   [ updated Aug 18, 2015, 7:34 AM by Travis Pollok ]

1934 The Taylor Grazing Act became law on June 28, 1934. It was intended to "stop injury to the public grazing lands [excluding Alaska] by preventing overgrazing and soil deterioration; to provide for their orderly use, improvement, and development; [and] to stabilize the livestock industry dependent upon the public range" http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/field_offices/Casper/range/taylor.1.html

1943 On June 28, 1943, a B-17 enroute from Pendleton, OR to Grand Island, NE crashed in the Big Horn Mountains with 10 crew members aboard. The wreckage was not located until 1945. In 1946, the mountain on which the plane crashed was named Bomber Mountain. Read more about it in "The Bomber Mountain Crash Story: A Wyoming Mystery" by Wyoming author, R. Scott Madsen.