November 26

posted Nov 26, 2014, 5:23 AM by   [ updated Oct 30, 2018, 12:21 PM by State Library ]

1863 In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed November 26th as a national Thanksgiving Day, to be celebrated annually on the final Thursday of November (since 1941, on the fourth Thursday).

1892 The Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad extension between Gillette and Sheridan was opened on November 26, 1892. (History of Nebraska from the earliest explorations of the trans-Mississippi)

Chicago Burlington and Quincy Railroad
From Poor's Manual of the Railroads of the United States, 1897

1918 Orpha Post Office in Converse County was established on November 26, 1918. 

1948  Frank Lucus died in Buffalo, Wyoming.  He had been Wyoming's Secretary of State from 1923 to 1927, and Governor in 1925 after the death of Governor Ross.  He left office in 1927 and spent the rest of his life as the editor and publisher of the Buffalo Bulletin.