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Wyoming History

1820 - John Milton Thayer was born. He was appointed Governor of the Territory of Wyoming by President Ulysses S. Grant. He served from 1875 to 1878. He also served as the Governor of Nebraska from 1887 to 1892.

1873 - Funds to rebuild the penetentiary in Laramie City were approved by Congress. The site had been destoryed by fire.

1878 - General George Cook stated that there was no military need to keep troops at Fort Fred Steele or Fort Sanders.

1963 - The City of Lander, WY, became a First Class City.


Wyoming Quote

"I have the honor to inform the Council that I have approved "An act to grant to the Women of Wyoming Territory the right of Suffrage and to hold office."
- Decmeber 10, 1869, J. A. Campbell, Governor of Wyoming


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