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Around Wyoming brings you news from around the state, keeping you informed with brief updates of stories you may have missed.

Monday, March 28

According to the Wyoming State Historical Society, this has always been a destructive week. On March 29, 1906, part of Pathfinder Dam was washed away during construction. On March 31, 1929, Upton's bentonite plant was destroyed by a fire. As for April 1, in 1920, a fire destroyed the Lance Creek two-room schoolhouse in Niobrara County. And in Wheatland, on April 2, 1965, plans were announced to demolish the hospital there.

The Douglas Enterprise reported on March 30, 1920, that the town of Orin received a donation of a large piece of land to be used as a new campground. The town's "representative business men" would meet the next week to clean the grounds up and prepare them "for the reception of tourists who will commence traveling over the Yellowstone and Grant Highways within the next few weeks."

The Bridger Valley Enterprise in Lyman wrote on April 1, 1919, that the state had reported the driest winter in 28 years. The paper also reported that Green River was one of the fastest growing towns in the state and that the largest herd of buffalo in the world was owned by William Clayton of Thermopolis.

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