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History of Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA

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Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA

"Cheyenne" means "people of the strange tongue" in the Arapahoe language.

The city was established on the Fourth of July, 1867.

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  • On August 8, 1867, the first charter for the government of the City of Cheyenne was established.

    www.cheyennecity.org

  • January 9, 1875 - The temperature at Cheyenne, WY, dipped to an all-time record cold reading of -38 degrees.

    WeatherForYou.com

  • News 1882 - July 9 - Ice formed on the streets of Cheyenne, WY, during a rare summer freeze.

    WeatherForYou.com
    July 9, 1882

  • 1882 - Cheyenne had its street brightened by Thomas Edison's incandescent street lights.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ wyoming.html

  • News 1889 - A Chinaman named Yet Sing established a wash house over a boiling spring at Cheyenne, W. T.
    The slumbering geyser burst forth on the 2d, spouting water over a hundred feet, and the tent in which the Chinamen were sleeping at the time was...Read MORE...


  • 1889 - Francis E. Warren was inaugurated Governor of Wyoming on the 9th, at Cheyenne, with military and civic honors.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    April 13, 1889

  • News 1892 - FROZE ON THE PLAINS. JOHN PIERCE AND SON OF WYOMING DIED IN THE BLIZZARD.
    Cheyenne, Wyo., Oct. 22. - [Special to Tribune] - The first report on the loss of life during the great blizzard of ten days ago came in this...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Cheyenne
    Cheyenne, the capital of Wyoming, and of Laramie co., is on the eastern slope of the Laramie range of mountains, 6000 feet above the level of the...Read MORE...


  • Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA
    Ferguson Street, Cheyenne, Wyoming
    Postcard
  • News 1912 - CROWD IN PANIC WHEN CIRCUS TENT FALLS - YANKEE ROBINSON CIRCUS TENT BLOWN DOWN IN STORM AT CHEYENNE, WYO. - THIRTY SPECTATORS ARE HURT
    Over 1,500 People Pinned Beneath the Tent and Panic Ensues - Physicians Say None of the Injured Will Die From Their Hurts

    By United...Read MORE...


  • 1916
    Cheyenne, the capital of Wyoming and of Laramie co., is on the eastern slope of the Laramie range of mountains, 6050 feet above the level of the sea. ...Read MORE...


  • Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA
    Seventeenth Street and Business District
    Postcard
  • 1930 - May 15 - Ellen Church becomes 1st airline stewardess, United (SF to Cheyenne)

    historyorb.com

  • Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA
    U.S.O. Building
    Postcard
  • Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA
    Union Pacific Station, Cheyenne, Wyo.
    Postcard
  • 1947 - May 29 - Cheyenne WY reported a morning low of 16 above zero.

    WeatherForYou.com

  • News 1953 - Engineer, Fireman Run Down in Yards
    A Union Pacific railroad engineer and fireman were run over and killed by an engine in the railroad's freight yards here this morning.

    The Union...Read MORE...


  • 1979 - November 19-21 - A blizzard struck Cheyenne, WY, producing a record 19.8 inches of snow in 24 hours, and a record total of 25.6 inches in forty hours. Strong winds created huge drifts stopping all transportation.

    The Weather Channel



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Ferguson Street, Cheyenne, Wyoming
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Seventeenth Street and Business District
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U.S.O. Building
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Union Pacific Station, Cheyenne, Wyo.
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  • On August 8, 1867, the first charter for the government of the City of Cheyenne was established.

    www.cheyennecity.org
  • January 9, 1875 - The temperature at Cheyenne, WY, dipped to an all-time record cold reading of -38 degrees.

    WeatherForYou.com
  • 1882 - Cheyenne had its street brightened by Thomas Edison's incandescent street lights.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ wyoming.html
  • News  1882 - July 9 - Ice formed on the streets of Cheyenne, WY, during a rare summer freeze.

    WeatherForYou.com
    July 9, 1882
  • News  1889 - A Chinaman named Yet Sing established a wash house over a boiling spring at Cheyenne, W. T.
    The slumbering geyser burst forth on the 2d, spouting water over a hundred feet, and the tent in which the Chinamen were sleeping at the time was... Read MORE...

  • 1889 - Francis E. Warren was inaugurated Governor of Wyoming on the 9th, at Cheyenne, with military and civic honors.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    April 13, 1889
  • News  1892 - FROZE ON THE PLAINS. JOHN PIERCE AND SON OF WYOMING DIED IN THE BLIZZARD.
    Cheyenne, Wyo., Oct. 22. - [Special to Tribune] - The first report on the loss of life during the great blizzard of ten days ago came in this... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Cheyenne
    Cheyenne, the capital of Wyoming, and of Laramie co., is on the eastern slope of the Laramie range of mountains, 6000 feet above the level of the... Read MORE...

  • News  1912 - CROWD IN PANIC WHEN CIRCUS TENT FALLS - YANKEE ROBINSON CIRCUS TENT BLOWN DOWN IN STORM AT CHEYENNE, WYO. - THIRTY SPECTATORS ARE HURT
    Over 1,500 People Pinned Beneath the Tent and Panic Ensues - Physicians Say None of the Injured Will Die From Their Hurts

    By United... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Cheyenne, the capital of Wyoming and of Laramie co., is on the eastern slope of the Laramie range of mountains, 6050 feet above the level of the sea. ... Read MORE...

  • 1930 - May 15 - Ellen Church becomes 1st airline stewardess, United (SF to Cheyenne)

    historyorb.com
  • 1947 - May 29 - Cheyenne WY reported a morning low of 16 above zero.

    WeatherForYou.com
  • News  1953 - Engineer, Fireman Run Down in Yards
    A Union Pacific railroad engineer and fireman were run over and killed by an engine in the railroad's freight yards here this morning.

    The Union... Read MORE...

  • 1979 - November 19-21 - A blizzard struck Cheyenne, WY, producing a record 19.8 inches of snow in 24 hours, and a record total of 25.6 inches in forty hours. Strong winds created huge drifts stopping all transportation.

    The Weather Channel

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