Sunday, December 15, 2013

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Today In Wyoming's History: December 7

Today In Wyoming's History: December 7: Today is, by State Statute, WS 8-4-106, Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.  The Statute provides: (a) In recognition of the members of th...

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Carbon County World War Two Memorial, Rawlins Wyoming.




This is the Carbon County Wyoming World War Two monument. The monument lists every serviceman from the county who served in World War Two, separately noting those who lost their lives in the war. The memorial is located at the Carbon County Courthouse.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Lex Anteinternet: The Population of Veterans

Lex Anteinternet: The Population of Veterans: I've seen frequent written commentary in recent years to the effect that our current wars impact us very little, as a society, as so fe...

Today In Wyoming's History: Veterans Day

Today In Wyoming's History: Veterans Day:


Today is Veterans Day, commemorating the day in 1918 when World War One's fighting came to an end.  Originally called Armistice Day, and commemorating only the end of that war, after World War Two the holiday was expanded to honor all veterans of all wars, and veterans in general.

How does that work in your town, and in your place of employment?  Is this just another day?  Does your town honor it with a function of some sort.  Do you have the day off?  Let us know.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Blue Star Memorial Highway, Laramie County Wyoming


I'm not familiar with the Blue Star Highway designation, but this sign designated I25 near Cheyenne Wyoming as such a highway.  It's located at the Wyoming Department of Transportation rest stop just south of Cheyenne.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Lex Anteinternet: They also serve who pass in peace

Lex Anteinternet: They also serve who pass in peace: This is a thread that I started back in July, when an entry on our Today In Wyoming's History Blog entitled:  Today In Wyoming's Hi...

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Lex Anteinternet: The Oregon Trail in Converse County.

Lex Anteinternet: The Oregon Trail in Converse County.:

Above is an Oregon Trail marker, placed in 1913, south of Douglas Wyoming. The Oregon Trail itself is visible directly behind it, being the strip of green sagebrush that's grown up over it in the prairie.


The white marker on the top of the hill is a marker used to mark the course of the trail.

 



 Looking down on the trail.

 The trail is visible in this photo, across the highway, where it goes up the side of a hill.



Erosion in the path of the trail.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Holscher's Hub: Lahaina Cannons.

Holscher's Hub: Lahaina Cannons.: The Lehaina Cannons, two cannons raised from a sunken Russian warship that went down in 1816 off of Honolulu.  The guns were moved to th...