History of Wyoming

The History of Wyoming, from the earliest known discoveries, Volume 1 By Charles Griffin Coutant
Charles Giffin Coutant was born in Rosendale, Ulster county, NY, on Oct 16, 1840. He was Wyoming state librarian. He died Jan 17, 1913, Grants Pass, Oregon. His father was Gabriel Coutant who was the second son of Abram (b. 11-2-1781) and Elizabeth Coutant, daughter of Henry (b.1775). Abram was the 10th child of Jacob (b. May 19, 1744, married Phobe Leggett, Sept 24, 1764)

The History of Wyoming, Volume I, edited by Ichabod Sargent Bartlett, 1918
Ichabod Sargent Bartlett (1838-1925) was born in Amesbury, Massachusetts, and served with the 10th New Hampshire volunteer infantry during the Civil War and continued serving in the U.S. Army until 1868, working as a paymaster in New Mexico, Arizona, and Texas. While in Texas, he became friends with Mexican President Benito Juárez. Bartlett moved to Wyoming in 1878 and served as an editor of the Cheyenne "Leader" and in the Wyoming Territorial Legislature. Bartlett was married to Mary Jane Eastman (1847-1918) in 1871.

History of Wyoming, Volume II - edited by Ichabod Sargent Bartlett - [HTML]

Mini biographies of many prominant citizens of Wyoming.

The History of Wyoming, Volume III - edited by Ichabod Sargent Bartlett - [HTML]
Mini biographies of many prominant citizens of Wyoming.

1804 - James Bridger - 1881
"Celebrated as a hunter, trapper, fur trader and guide. Discovered Great Salt Lake 1824, the South Pass 1827. Visited Yellowstone Lake and Geysers 1830. Founded Fort Bridger 1843. Opened Overland Route by Bridger's Pass to Great Salt Lake. Was guide for U. S. exploring expeditions, Albert Sidney Johnston's army in 1857, and G. M. Dodge in U. P. surveys and Indian campaigns 1865-66."

Woman Suffrage in Wyoming
Wyoming Territory, in 1869, granted Woman Suffrage. When Wyoming Territory was up for statehood they refused to remove the rights of their women, and said Wyoming would rather not join the union than repeal Woman Suffrage.

Frontier Days - A True Narrative of Striking Events on the Western Frontier
by Judge William L. Kuykendall