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Flashcards in Cheyenne Knowledge Deck (10):
1

Why was Fort D.A. Russell created?

To protect railroad workers from attacks by Native Americans

2

What year were the first shops and yards built?

1889

3

When did Cheyenne campaign to be the capital of Wyoming?

1869

4

When did Wyoming become a state?

1890

5

Who is Frederick Angier and what did he do?

Angrier suggested to Col. Slack that the city of Cheyenne might hold a festival featuring cowboys performing their usual ranch chores like riding and roping.

6

When was the first Cheyenne Frontier Days?

September 23, 1897

7

Who was the first Cheyenne Frontier Days chairman?

Warren Richardson Jr.

8

What events were held at the first Cheyenne Frontier Days?

Cowpony races, a wild horse race, and pitching and bucking horse contests

9

When was Cheyenne founded?

1867

9

What was Cheyenne when it was founded?

It was a tent town along the tracks of the Union Pacific Railroad's western expansion.