Monday, April 11
Here are some stories from this week in history from around the state.
According to the Wyoming State Historical Society, it was reported in 1917 that "Patriotic Mass Meetings [were] held all over Wyoming." And 24 people enlisted to fight in WWI after a meeting in Sheridan.
The society also writes the copper-plated dinosaur outside of the University of Wyoming Geological Museum was dedicated on April 11, 1964. The t-rex was designed by Dr. Sam Knight.
The Laramie Republican wrote in 1902 that it cost $25 for a one-way rail ticket to California, Oregon, and parts of Washington. That's the equivalent of about $825 today.
The Casper Press reported on April 12, 1914, that the recent Cheyenne appropriation ordinance allowed $500 for the purchase of trees and the conversion of Frontier park into a permanent park.
And finally, the Guernsey Gazette reported on April 14, 1909, that plans were being made to construct "the great Guernsey dam" for $1 million. The construction was to generate "practically unlimited power" for the settlers in the vicinity.