Today is Sunday, December 8, 2019

Today in
Wyoming History

1869 - Wyoming Governor Campbell approved a memorial that asked Congress to establish a penitentiary at Laramie City. The same day he approved an act for acquiring the site for the prison.

1875 - Governor John M. Thayer approved an act of the Territorial Legislature that created Pease County. The name was changed to Johnson County on December 13, 1879.

1972 - Thermopolis experienced a magnitude 4.1 earthquake.

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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