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June 5

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1873 On May 15, 1873, Captain William A. Jones, Corps of Engineers, was ordered to "proceed as soon as practicable to Northwestern Wyoming, and there make a reconnaissance of the country within the territory about the headwaters of the Snake, Green, Big Horn, Grey Bull, Clark's Fork and Yellowstone Rivers." The party was "concentrated and went into camp at Fort Bridger, Wyoming" on June 5, 1873. (Report upon the reconnaissance of northwestern Wyoming by William Albert Jones)

1905 In 1905, a Transcontinental Car Race was held between two Oldsmobiles, "Old Scout" and "Old Steady". Their drivers traveled from New York to the Lewis and Clark Exposition in Portland Oregon and followed the Oregon Trail for a portion of the trip. On June 5, Dwight B. Huss, driver of "Old Scout" reported from Sage, Wyoming on their trip across Wyoming.

1914 The Worland Women's Club started the Washakie County Library as a project on June 5, 1914.