November 18

posted Nov 18, 2014, 6:49 AM by   [ updated Oct 30, 2018, 11:49 AM by State Library ]

1902 The Irma Hotel was opened in Cody by 'Buffalo Bill' Cody on November 18, 1902.

Wyoming newspapers of November 18, 1919 reported on the organization of the Wyoming Division of the Grant Highway. Named for Ulysses S. Grant, the Grant Highway stretched from Chicago to Seaside, Oregon. In Wyoming the route was by Van Tassell, Lusk, Manville, Lost Springs, Shawnee, Douglas, Glenrock, Casper, Shoshoni, Riverton, Dubois and Moran. The Grant Highway was marked with a "Yellow Black Yellow" sign. In the 1920's, the named highways were replaced with numbered highways. In Wyoming, Grant Highway became U.S. Highway 20 between the Nebraska state line and Shoshoni and U.S. Highway 26 from Shoshoni to Moran.