Centennial
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Title:Centennial
History:Centennial Post Office was established on July 23, 1875 with Isaac P. Lambing as its first postmaster. (Wyoming Post Offices) A growing town in Albany County, on the Laramie, Hahn's Peak and Pacific Railway; division headquarters; 32 miles west of Laramie. Mining, stockraising and lumber. (Wyoming State Business Directory, 1910-11) A postoffice and station on the Colorado, Wyoming and Eastern Railway, 30 miles west of Laramie, the county seat and banking point. (Laramie City and Albany County Directory, 1924-25)
County:Albany
Feature Category:Manmade Features
Origin Of Name:Received its name from the fact that the settlement was founded as the result of a gold strike in the area in 1876, the centennial year, one hundred years from the time of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. (WPA) Gold was found here in 1876, the centennial year. (Annals of Wyoming 14:3)Centennial Post Office was established on July 23, 1875 with Isaac P. Lambing as its first postmaster. (Wyoming Post Offices) A growing town in Albany County, on the Laramie, Hahn's Peak and Pacific Railwaydivision headquarters32 miles west of Laramie. Mining, stockraising and lumber. (Wyoming State Business Directory, 1910-11) A postoffice and station on the Colorado, Wyoming and Eastern Railway, 30 miles west of Laramie, the county seat and banking point. (Laramie City and Albany County Directory, 1924-25)
Type (DCMI):JPEG
Topic:Centennial Valley ranch histories. Crouse, Roberta Z. [Centennial, Wyo.? : Roberta Z. Crouse?, 1989]; Centennial, Wyoming, 1876-1996. Newly rev. and expanded ed. Crouse, Roberta Z. Centennial, Wyo. : Utopia Creek Press, 1996.; Centennial, Wyoming, 1876-1976 : the real Centennial. 1st ed. Wiegand, Catherine. [Centennial, Wyo. : Centennial Museum], 1976.
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Document ID:11139353

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