Disasters · Wyoming

Man accidentally falls into a “superheated, acidic mud pot” in Yellowstone

June 7, 2016 Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Colin Scott (23) slips into a boiling, acidic spring Colin and his sister Sable deviated from a boardwalk into an area not intended for visitors. While near a “superheated, acidic mud pot,” Colin lost his footing and fell in. Stable attempted to call for help and injured herself… Continue reading Man accidentally falls into a “superheated, acidic mud pot” in Yellowstone

Religion · Wyoming

Man takes elementary school hostage to create “Brave New World” by killing children, self

May 16, 1986 Cokeville, Wyoming David and Doris Young take an elementary school hostage to create a “Brave New World” David Young had previously been Cokeville’s town marshal, though he had been relieved of his duties due to misconduct. Despite his recent firing, the motive behind the attack on the elementary school seemed to have… Continue reading Man takes elementary school hostage to create “Brave New World” by killing children, self

Wyoming

Sisters lose lives at same bridge, nearly 20 years apart

September 24, 1973 Fremont Canyon Bridge, near Alcova, Wyoming Sisters Amy (11) and Becky (18) are abducted by two men; Becky is raped and beaten before both girls are thrown off the Fremont Canyon Bridge, killing Amy and severely wounding Becky On the night of September 24, men damaged one of the girls' tires then,… Continue reading Sisters lose lives at same bridge, nearly 20 years apart

Massacres/Mass Murder · Racially Motivated · Wyoming

The Rock Springs riot

September 2, 1885 Rock Springs, Wyoming A riot between white and Chinese miners breaks out, leaving 28-50 immigrant workers dead and 15 injured The riot was sparked by white miners' anger at the preferential hiring of Chinese miners. The Chinese miners received a smaller wage than their white counterparts, making them a more ideal candidate… Continue reading The Rock Springs riot