Wyoming anniversaries

146 Years Ago Today: Wyoming’s First (Legal) Hanging
April 21st marks an infamous anniversary. 146 years ago today, in 1871, John Boyer was the first man to be legally executed in Wyoming.
Prior to Boyer, several outlaws had met the end of the noose due to vigilante justice, but this was the first legal hanging ever carried out in the fledgling te…
68 Years Ago: Wyoming Legislature Outlaws Drunk Flying
This week marks one of the weirdest anniversaries on Wyoming history. 68 years ago, the Wyoming legislature made it illegal for pilots to operate commercial or recreational airplanes under the influence of alcohol.
In 1949, there were no federal laws governing drinking and flying...
Happy 150th Anniversary, Laramie County
150 years ago, on January 9, 1867, the Dakota Territorial Legislature officially established Laramie County.
Named after French-Canadian explorer Jacques La Ramee, who helped establish the local fur trading industry in the 1820s, Laramie County originally covered most of southern Wyoming...