Monday, May 2
According to the Wyoming State Historical Society, this week was a full one in history. On May 3, 1980, the first Wyoming History Day was held in Casper. On May 4, 1900, "the Carbon County sheriff decided not to allow drunken hobos arrested in Rawlins to be put in county jail because of a smallpox outbreak along the railroad." On May 6, 1884, Fremont County was organized.
On May 2, 1924, the Greybull Standard and Tribune warned readers that "the annual assortment of stories about freak eggs laid by lady chickens are beginning to appear in newspapers."
The Casper Daily Press reported on May 6, 1918, that a group of Cheyenne businessmen were planning to pool their money and collect donations to drill a well to search for oil near the town. They didn't believe geologist's claims that there wasn't oil in the Cheyenne plains. The well was to be exploratory, meaning the men wouldn't make any money from it, even if oil was found. The landowner could then take a lease for its drilling.