Place and Time‎ > ‎

October

October 31

posted Oct 31, 2014, 7:38 AM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov   [ updated Aug 18, 2015, 9:39 AM by Travis Pollok ]

1812 On October 31, 1812 Robert Stuart passed through the "Grand Canyon of the Platte" which he named Fiery Narrows, because of the color of the rocks. The canyon became known as the Pathfinder Canyon, named for John Fremont, who also explored the region. It is now the location of the Pathfinder Reservoir.

1913 On October 31, 1913, the Lincoln Highway was dedicated.



October 30

posted Oct 30, 2014, 6:47 AM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov   [ updated Aug 18, 2015, 9:38 AM by Travis Pollok ]

1889 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad entered Wyoming. 

1900 Cowley Post Office was established on October 30, 1900 with William W. Graham as its first postmaster.


1951  On October 30, 1951, the United States Congress approved the Yellowstone River Compact that was entered into by the states of Montana, North Dakota and Wyoming regarding the waters of the Yellowstone River.

1984  On October 30, 1984, The Wyoming Wilderness Act of 1984 became law.


October 29

posted Oct 29, 2014, 4:20 AM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov   [ updated Aug 18, 2015, 9:38 AM by Travis Pollok ]




1896 Arcola Post Office in Laramie County, was established as Hereford Post Office on April 13, 1896. The location was changed to Arcola on October 29, 1896.

1917 On October 29, 1917, at Soda Butte, Wyoming, the mercury plunged to 33 degrees below zero, a U.S. record for the month of October.  





October 28

posted Oct 28, 2014, 4:31 AM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov   [ updated Aug 18, 2015, 9:37 AM by Travis Pollok ]



1901 A story about the growing town of Holmes was published in the Boomerang of October 28, 1901.

 

1983 The Borah Peak, Idaho earthquake of October 28, 1983 was felt throughout the west including Wyoming. It was the largest recorded earthquake in Idaho.


October 27

posted Oct 27, 2014, 4:59 AM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov   [ updated Aug 18, 2015, 9:36 AM by Travis Pollok ]

1904 It's almost Election Day, 2014. In 1904, voters of Wyoming were not only choosing individuals for elective offices. They were choosing the locations of various state institutions.



1906
The Thermopolis Record of October 27, 1906 had a story about the new town of Boysen.


October 26

posted Oct 26, 2014, 5:00 AM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov   [ updated Aug 18, 2015, 9:36 AM by Travis Pollok ]

1880 The Cheyenne Club was incorporated on October 26, 1880.

1912 Janet Post Office in Converse County, was established on October 26, 1912.

1912 Dickie Post Office was established on October 26, 1912 in Big Horn County prior to the formation of Hot Springs County. David Dickie was the first postmaster.

October 25

posted Oct 25, 2014, 5:14 AM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov   [ updated Aug 18, 2015, 9:35 AM by Travis Pollok ]



1867 On October 25, 1867, the telegraph came into Cheyenne from LaPorte, Colorado.

1884 On October 25, 1884, the Big Horn Townsite Company ran an advertisement in the Big Horn Sentinel promoting the town of Big Horn.

 1923 Lox Post Office in Natrona County was established on October 25, 1923 with Esther V. Wells as postmaster. Probably named after the Lox Syndicate, a petroleum and mineral company that incorporated in Wyoming in 1920.


October 24

posted Oct 24, 2014, 6:14 AM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov   [ updated Oct 24, 2014, 6:42 AM ]



1859 On October 24, 1859, voters of the Provisional Government of the Territory of Jefferson approved its formation and elected officials for the territory. Included in the Territory was all of the present state of Colorado plus parts of surrounding states including  Wyoming. The below map shows the boundaries of the proposed State of Jefferson.


1861 Between July and October 24, 1861, a telegraph line was constructed by the Western Union Company between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California. It was the first high speed communication link between the Atlantic and Pacific Coast. In Wyoming, telegraph stations were built at Fort Laramie, Horse Shoe Creek, Deer Creek, Platte Bridge, Three Crossings, Rocky Ridge, Sweetwater Bridge, South Pass, Upper Crossing, Sand Creek, and Fort Bridger.


October 23

posted Oct 23, 2014, 5:26 AM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov   [ updated Aug 18, 2015, 9:34 AM by Travis Pollok ]

1908 On October 23, 1908, oil under great pressure was struck in the Salt Creek Oil Field.

 

1972 On October 23, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon signed legislation that created Fossil Butte National Monument.

October 22

posted Oct 22, 2014, 4:51 AM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov   [ updated Aug 18, 2015, 9:31 AM by Travis Pollok ]

1812 On October 22, 1812 Robert Stuart and the Astorians crossed the Continental Divide several miles south of South Pass. They are credited with "discovering" the pass that would be used by travelers on the emigrant trails.

 

1868 Rawling's Spring Post Office was established on October 22, 1868 in Laramie County prior to the formation of Carbon County.  Its name was changed to Rawlins Post Office on May 4, 1876.

1890 Salt Wells Post Office in Sweetwater County, was established on October 22, 1890.


1-10 of 31