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Thinking About Yellowstone

On March 1, 1872, the United States innaugurated the world’s very first national park. National park status was debated earlier that year before the US Congress voted to set aside over a million acres of public land located mostly in … Continue reading

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General Order Number 11 of 1862

Most of us wince at the mention of generalized bigotry and oppression of minority and ethnic groups within the borders of the United States.  Unfortunately, the history of prejudicial oppression is as old as the Republic, itself.  One of the … Continue reading

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Happy Wyoming Admission Day

We recognize the State of Wyoming on maps as one of those large, rectangular entities carved out of the western United States.  We probably think of the old song, “Home On The Range”. There are cowboys and wide-open spaces and … Continue reading

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Jefferson Davis Is Captured

American history students may remember that on April 9, 1865, that Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his troops to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appromattox, Virginia, to effectively end the American Civil War.  This is usually thought of as … Continue reading

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