September 6

posted Sep 6, 2014, 5:11 AM by   [ updated Aug 18, 2015, 8:38 AM by Travis Pollok ]

1870 Today's place is Laramie, Wyoming. Not only is it the day in 1887 that the University of Wyoming opened for classes. It's also the place where 70 year-old Louisa Swain cast a vote in the town's municipal election on September 6, 1870. She became the "Nation's first woman voter under laws guaranteeing absolute political equality to women." Officially, it is Louisa Swain Day. Read more at

1873 In September, 1873, Captain William A. Jones and party completed their exploration of northwestern Wyoming and Yellowstone. On September 6, they passed the Tetons. "To the west, distant forty miles, the Tetons seemed to pierce the sky with their needle-like spires."