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5 Fun Facts About January 26 In Wyoming History

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1. In 1869, the Wyoming Territory was established on January 26th. This marked an important step in the eventual creation of the state of Wyoming, which was admitted to the Union in 1890.

2. On January 26, 1888, a massive blizzard hit Wyoming and surrounding states. Known as the "Schoolchildren's Blizzard," it caught many people off guard and resulted in the deaths of hundreds of people. The storm is still considered one of the deadliest blizzards in US history.

3. Wyoming became the first state to grant women the right to vote, on January 26, 1869. This was a significant milestone in the fight for women's suffrage and paved the way for other states to follow suit.

4. In 1916, the U.S. Army established the first national park airport in the world in Yellowstone National Park on January 26th. This allowed for easier access to the park and helped to increase tourism.

5. On January 26, 1972, a coal mine explosion in Rock Springs, Wyoming killed 28 miners. The tragedy brought attention to the dangerous working conditions in coal mines and led to increased safety regulations in the industry.
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