By John Davis
Columnist 

Washakie Day Part II

Last week I wrote about the “Washakie Day” celebrations first had in 1913, when Washakie County began operation, and I stated that after four years of exuberant celebration, the event was not held in 1917.

 

December 27, 2017



Last week I wrote about the “Washakie Day” celebrations first had in 1913, when Washakie County began operation, and I stated that after four years of exuberant celebration, the event was not held in 1917. The reason for this decision was that the nation had gone to war in April 1917, and Worland’s citizens felt that it was not appropriate to celebrate Washakie Day this year, though they were clearly disappointed.

In 1918, however, Washakie County citizens decided that the war might go on indefinitely, and they needed to get on with life. The people therefore determined that they wou...



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