Sunday, May 15, 2022

Today in Wyoming Daily History

1890 - A Medal of Honor was issued to Charles A. Bessey for his actions on January 13, 1877. Bessey earned a Medal of Honor when he led his men in a defense against an Indian attack. He helped the wounded although wounded himself.

1898 - In Rock Springs, the newly rebuilt "Wyoming General Hospital" opened.

1975 - Fort D. A. Russell was designated as a National Historic Landmark District.

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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