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1849 - The U.S. flag was raised at Fort Laramie.

1866 - Colonel Henry B. Carrington's column left Fort Laramie and started up the Bozeman Trail. They arrived at Fort Reno on June 28.

1867 - On the Bozeman Trail, Indian forces met the troops of General George Crook and fought them to a standstill. The next week, the Sioux and Cheyenne achieved their greatest victory at the Little Big Horn.

1921 - Near Casper, WY, lightning strikes ignited several oil tanks owned by Midwest Oil Company. The fire that resulted burned for 60 hours and consumed more than a half million gallons of oil.

Wyoming Quote

I didn't learn to swim until I was 21 or something because I grew up in the mountains in Wyoming and all the water is glacier runoff and cold.
Matthew Fox

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