Wyoming, a Guide to Its History, Highways, and People

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1743 The Verendryes and companions are first white men to sight the
Big Horn Mountains in Wyoming.
1803 Louisiana Purchase (including present Wyoming) is completed.
1805 General James Wilkinson is appointed governor of region em-
bracing Wyoming.
Lewis and Clark employ Sacajawea as guide.
1806 John Colter comes to region (credited with being first native-
born American to enter what is now Wyoming).
1807 Ezekiel Williams heads trapping party that enters Wyoming.
John Colter is first white man to enter Tog-Wo-Tee.
1807-08 Edward Rose takes up permanent residence in Big Horn Basin
(first American to do so).
1809 Many white trappers operate in what now is eastern Wyoming.
1811 Wilson Price Hunt's party, employed by John Jacob Astor,
crosses Wyoming.
1812 Robert Stuart and companions returning from Astoria (it is be-
lieved) discover South Pass; build first cabin erected by whites
in Wyoming.
1822 General William Ashley establishes trading post on the Yellow-
Jim Bridger arrives with Ashley.
1824 Ashley party names Sweetwater River.
South Pass is crossed by Ashley trappers, headed by Thomas
Fitzpatrick and Jedediah Smith.
1825 Ashley and his men descend Green River (first white men to
navigate that stream).
1826 General Ashley sells his trapping interests in Wyoming.
1827 First wheeled vehicle, a four-pounder cannon, crosses South Pass.
1828 The first of Wyoming posts, known as 'Portuguese Houses,' is
established on Middle Fork of Powder River, 11 miles east of
1829 Smith, Jackson, and Sublette bring supplies to the rendezvous
near the mouth of Popo Agie in wagons drawn by mules (first
wagons ever brought to Wyoming).
1830 Kit Carson, noted scout, arrives.
1832 Captain B. L. E. Bonneville, with 110 men, 20 wagon loads of
provisions, goods and ammunition, headed for Pierre's Hole,


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