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