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March 31

posted Jun 30, 2014, 5:37 AM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov   [ updated Aug 14, 2015, 4:17 AM by Bobbi Thorpe ]



1873 March 30 - April 5, 2014 is "National Week of the Ocean." How does that relate to Wyoming? Because of our position on the continent, water in our streams flows to the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Some of our place names reflect this. The first is 'Two Ocean Pass.' When Captain William A. Jones and party explored northwestern Wyoming and Yellowstone in 1873, he wrote this about the location.


March 30

posted Jun 30, 2014, 5:13 AM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov   [ updated Aug 14, 2015, 4:18 AM by Bobbi Thorpe ]

1891  In 1891, the United States Congress passed the Forest Reserve Act, which allowed the President to establish forest reservations from portions of the public domain. On March 30 of that year by proclamation, President Benjamin Harrison created the nation's first Forest Reserve, the "Yellowstone Park Timberland Reserve".  




 


March 29

posted Jun 29, 2014, 5:15 AM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov   [ updated Aug 14, 2015, 4:19 AM by Bobbi Thorpe ]



1874 Camp Red Cloud Agency renamed Camp Robinson.

1888
Wyoming's State Capitol Building was completed on March 29, 1888.



March 28

posted Jun 27, 2014, 5:49 PM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov   [ updated Aug 14, 2015, 4:20 AM by Bobbi Thorpe ]

1870 The name of Camp Augur was changed to Camp Brown on March 28, 1870. It became Fort Washakie on December 30, 1878.

1898 Oil City Post Office in Natrona County was established for a second time on March 28, 1898.

1908  The first stone was laid for the Shoshone Dam on March 28, 1908.

March 27

posted Jun 27, 2014, 6:01 AM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov   [ updated Aug 14, 2015, 4:21 AM by Bobbi Thorpe ]

1891 The Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station was established March 27, 1891, in accordance with an act of the State Legislature, as a department of the Agricultural College of the University of Wyoming.

1964 "The area around Van Tassell, near the Nebraska State line, felt a moderate earthquake on March 27, 1964. Doors and dishes rattled and furniture vibrated (MM V). Thunderlike noises were heard. The tremor was also felt in parts of western Nebraska and South Dakota." (Wyoming Earthquake history http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/states/wyoming/history.php)

March 26

posted Jun 26, 2014, 5:13 AM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov   [ updated Jun 26, 2014, 5:14 AM ]

1804 On March 26, 1804, President Jefferson approved an act of Congress dividing Louisiana into two parts, viz: The Territory of Louisiana and the District of Louisiana. The former embraced what is now the State of Louisiana and the latter included all the remainder of the purchase. Under the provisions of the act the District of Louisiana was made subject to the territorial government of Indiana of which Gen. William H. Harrison was then governor. Some historians state that by this act all of Upper Louisiana (which included Wyoming) was made a part of the Territory of Indiana. This is a mistake. The act merely regarded the District of Louisiana as unorganized territory and attached it to Indiana for judicial purposes, etc.
1890 On March 26, 1890, Territorial Delegate Joseph M. Carey introduced a bill into the U.S. House calling for statehood for Wyoming. This was at least the fifth time a bill was introduced for Wyoming statehood. This one succeeded.

1903 On March 26, 1903, the "Weekly Boomerang" reported that, despite the earliness of the season, work had resumed on the "government road leading into the Yellowstone National Park from the eastern or Cody entrance." The road opened later in 1903. Cheyenne photographer J. E. Stimson traveled and photographed the road after it opened. In 2008, author and photographer Michael Amundson "traveled the same road, carefully duplicating Stimson’s iconic original photographs."  His book, "Passage to Wonderland  Rephotographing Joseph Stimson's Views of the Cody Road to Yellowstone National Park, 1903 and 2008" was published in 2012.


 

March 25

posted Jun 25, 2014, 5:10 AM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov   [ updated Jun 25, 2014, 5:17 AM ]




1913 This article announcing the 1913 edition of the "Official Brand Book of the State of Wyoming" was published in the March 25, 1913 'Casper Record.' Brand Books of all years are valuable sources for place name research as many places in the west were named for brands. The 1913 Wyoming Brand Book can be found at http://archive.org/details/officialbrandboo00boar



March 24

posted Jun 24, 2014, 5:26 AM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov   [ updated Aug 14, 2015, 4:22 AM by Bobbi Thorpe ]

1834 John Wesley Powell was born on March 24, 1834. The city of Powell is named for John Wesley Powell,  an engineer forerunner to the present reclamation engineers, and one of the first to visualize a prosperous agricultural community.




March 23

posted Jun 23, 2014, 5:42 AM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov   [ updated Aug 14, 2015, 4:23 AM by Bobbi Thorpe ]

1859 An order to abandon Platte Bridge Station was issued by the War Department on March 23, 1859.
 

March 22

posted Jun 22, 2014, 4:43 AM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov   [ updated Jun 22, 2014, 4:46 AM ]



 "1907 GREATEST LAND BOOM IN HISTORY OF STATE
Is Bringing Hundreds of Eastern Farmers to Dry
Lands in the Country North of Pine Bluffs
That Section of County Becoming One of Most Thickly
Populated and Busiest Quarters of the
Entire State"

The headline in the Cheyenne Daily Leader of March 22, 1907. The article goes on to mention the "new town" of Luther.



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