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A Message from the WGA President


Be skeptical of anything you read or hear on Thursday the 1st, because it’s April Fool’s Day! Unless of course you hear that Casper is going to get 3 feet of snow in 24 hours, that very well might be true. Of the many holidays this month, we should not forget the first Sunday in April: Geologists Day! This holiday was established in Russia in 1966 and was chosen because it represents the end of winter, and therefore the beginning of field work and excursions.

The WGA is board is staying busy and excitedly working on preparations for in-person events to begin again! We are hoping to return to in-person luncheons in the next month or two and are planning for summer field trips, as well as the Pioneer Picnic which will be held on July 16th. The Gene George Golf Tournament is scheduled for June 18th at the Three Crowns Golf Club in Casper, WY. Anyone interested in being a sponsor or working on the planning committee please get in touch with myself or another WGA board member.


Pop Quiz!

Which event did not happen in April?

A. “Shot heard ’round the world”/Battles of Lexington and Concord

B. Mutiny on the HMS Bounty

C. First transcontinental railroad completed at Promontory Summit in Utah Territory 

D. Harrowing flight of Apollo 13

Scroll down to see the answer

Wishing you all the best,

Emily Erz, WGA President, 2021









Answer:  C, on May 10, 1869.

(A. April 19, 1775; B. April 28, 1789; D. April 11–17, 1970)

Quiz from The Old Farmer’s Almanac: https://www.almanac.com/content/month-april-holidays-fun-facts-folklore#

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