Wyoming History

WYO's Worst Christmas Party
December 25, 1866, soldiers at Fort Laramie gathered for the Christmas party. By night's end, it would be the saddest holiday celebration in Wyoming history.
The Day Japan Bombed Wyoming: December 5, 1944
December 5, 1944, a Japanese balloon bomb landed just outside of Thermopolis, Wyoming. Around 6:15 p.m., four coal miners heard a whistling noise overhead, followed by an explosion that sent flames parachuting across the night sky.
WYO Christmas History
Here in Wyoming, Christmas has been officially observed since the territory was first granted statehood in 1890. But a lot has changed since then.
The WYO Coffee Ban
Due to repeated "violations of wartime rationing restrictions" in the area, the cities of Casper and Cheyenne temporarily outlawed the sale of coffee.
September 25, 1963, is a day that many people in Wyoming will never forget. President John F. Kennedy visited Cheyenne, Laramie, and Jackson.
Flashback Friday
Recently, I had dinner at Bejo Asian Restaurant on 112 West 17th Street in downtown Cheyenne.
In between bites of walnut shrimp, I couldn't help what wonder what that building must have been like during its heyday as the legendary Mayflower Cafe...

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