February 26

1898 The Carbon County Journal of February 26, 1898 published an article about the new town of Doggett on the Encampment River. Doggett, named for the Doggett Brothers, was also known as Doggettville. In 1900, the Riverside Town Company purchased the town site and renamed it Riverside.

1929 The original Grand Teton National Park was established by Congress on February 26, 1929. It included only the Teton Range and eight glacial lakes at the base of the mountains.

2009 The Sheridan’s green hairstreak was adopted as Wyoming’s State Butterfly on February 26, 2009. To read more about the creation and institution of the "Butterfly Bill," click here.