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5 Fun Facts About August 2 In Wyoming History

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1. On August 2, 1876, the Battle of Red Buttes occurred between a group of U.S. Cavalrymen and a band of Northern Cheyenne Warriors. The battle resulted in the death of 18 soldiers and 36 Cheyenne.

2. In 1931, Yellowstone National Park's famous Old Faithful geyser achieved a record-breaking interval of 90 minutes between eruptions.

3. August 2, 1870, marks the day that Wyoming's first-ever governor, John A. Campbell, was inaugurated. Campbell was appointed to the position by President Ulysses S. Grant.

4. In 1889, August 2, the Wyoming State Fair saw its first-ever event in Douglas, Wyoming. The event, which still occurs annually, features livestock shows, rodeos, live music performances, and carnival rides.

5. On August 2, 1927, the first-ever flight from New York City to San Francisco passed through Wyoming. Piloted by Charles A. Lindbergh, the flight covered a distance of 2,660 miles and took 26 hours and 18 minutes to complete.
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