May

May 31

posted May 31, 2014, 5:41 AM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov   [ updated Aug 17, 2015, 3:52 PM by Travis Pollok ]

1860 On May 31, 1860, Captain William F. Raynolds, while exploring the Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers, journeyed up the Wind River to its source. "To the left of our route and some 10 miles from it rises a bold conical peak, 3,000 or 4,000 feet above us. That peak I regard as the topographical centre of the continent, the waters from its sides flowing into the Gulf of Mexico, the Gulf of California and the Pacific Ocean. I named it Union Peak and the Pass Union Pass."

1889 Bellewood Post Office in Platte County was established on May 31, 1889.

1929 Lindbergh Post Office in Laramie County was established on May 31, 1929. The locale was named  for Charles A. Lindbergh.

May 30

posted May 30, 2014, 5:18 AM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov   [ updated May 30, 2014, 5:19 AM ]

1854 On May 30, 1854, the northeastern two thirds of what would become Wyoming became part of the Nebraska Territory. It remained this way until March 2, 1861, when the Dakota Territory was created.



May 29

posted May 29, 2014, 5:03 AM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov   [ updated Aug 17, 2015, 3:51 PM by Travis Pollok ]

1909 Buckeye Post Office was established on the Buckeye Ranch in Albany County on May 29, 1909. The story behind its name is that early owners were from Ohio, the "Buckeye State." The railroad station at the location was named Deerwood.


May 28

posted May 28, 2014, 5:20 AM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov   [ updated Aug 17, 2015, 3:50 PM by Travis Pollok ]

1909 The new town of Powell was platted and town lots sold in May, 1909.


May 27

posted May 27, 2014, 5:53 AM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov   [ updated May 27, 2014, 8:56 AM ]

1914 On May 27, 1914, the Cheyenne State Leader reported on the results of the sale of lots in the "new town" of Chugwater. Chugwater wasn't new. It had been a post office since 1872 and a railroad station on the Cheyenne Northern Railroad since 1887. This growth was a result of the dry farming that was occurring in the area.

May 26

posted May 27, 2014, 5:19 AM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov   [ updated May 27, 2014, 5:53 AM ]



1864  A Congresssional Act of May 26, 1864 redefined the boundaries of the Territory of Idaho, creating the Territory of Montana and the Territory of Dakota in most of what would become the Territory of Wyoming.
 



1914 An auction of town lots in Chugwater occurred on May 26, 1914.



May 25

posted May 27, 2014, 4:55 AM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov

1894 Frederick Post Office was established on May 25, 1894 in Laramie County prior to the formation of Goshen County. Minnie Frederick was the first postmaster.

May 24

posted May 24, 2014, 4:57 AM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov   [ updated May 24, 2014, 5:05 AM ]



1869 On May 24, 1869, Major John Wesley Powell, accompanied by nine other individuals, set out from Green River Station, Wyoming Territory, to explore the Colorado River and its canyons.



May 23

posted May 23, 2014, 7:41 AM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov   [ updated Aug 17, 2015, 3:49 PM by Travis Pollok ]

1963 The Wapiti Ranger Station was designated a national landmark on May 23, 1963. It was constructed in 1903 in the Shoshone National Forest Reserve, the first National Forest.

May 22

posted May 22, 2014, 5:09 AM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov   [ updated Aug 17, 2015, 3:49 PM by Travis Pollok ]

1902 On May 22, 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt issued three proclamations regarding forests in Wyoming. Proclamation 473 established the Yellowstone Forest Reserve by combining the Yellowstone Park Timber Land Reserve and the Teton Forest Reserve. Proclamation 474 established the Medicine Bow Forest Reserve. Proclamation 475 enlarged the Big Horn Forest Reserve.

1914 Armenta (Arminto) and Wolton were in the news.


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