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Wyoming History

1845 - Joseph Maull Carey was born. He was a lawyer, rancher, judge and politician. He was the first United States Attorney for the Territory of Wyoming and the first United States Senator when Wyoming became a state. He also served as the Governor of Wyoming from 1911-1915.

1870 - Nathaniel Langford, an agent of the Northern Pacific Railroad Co., presented a lecture in Washington, DC, about the challenges of building a railroad through the northern Rockies and reported that Yellowstone Valley contained dozens of geysers.




Wyoming Quote

"In and about the Grand Canyon the rocks are nearly tinged a brilliant yellow."
- Captain Jones, who visited the Upper Yellowstone River in 1873


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