Almy
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Title:Almy
History:Almy Post Office was established in Uintah County, Wyoming Territory on April 5, 1872 with Newell Beeman as its postmaster. It was discontinued on April 25, 1879 but re-established on March 6, 1883. It was discontinued again on July 7, 1884 and re-established once more on June 10, 1887. It was discontinued for a final time on March 15, 1914 and its mail then handled by the Evanston Post Office. (Wyoming Post Offices) Almy, Uinta County. A post office, 7 miles northwest of Evanston, the county seat, shipping and banking point. Mail daily. (Gazetteer, 1908-9) A coal mining town in Uinta County, on branch of Union Pacific Railway, 6 miles north of Evanston. Coal mines not at present in operation. (Wyoming State Business Directory, 1910-11)
County:Uinta
Feature Category:Manmade Features
Origin Of Name:Mining camp named after James T. Almy, clerk to Simmons, first President of the Bear River Coal Company in 1869. The mine is rich in history of Chinese coal miners in the bituminous mines. (WPA) Named for James T. Almy (Annals of Wyoming 14:2) ... on the site by Thomas J. Almy, for whom the settlement which quickly sprung up was named. The Rocky Mountain Coal and Iron Company was organized by the Central Pacific Railroad Company and the Union Pacific opened mines. (Wyoming 75th Anniversary Commission)Almy Post Office was established in Uintah County, Wyoming Territory on April 5, 1872 with Newell Beeman as its postmaster. It was discontinued on April 25, 1879 but re-established on March 6, 1883. It was discontinued again on July 7, 1884 and re-established once more on June 10, 1887. It was discontinued for a final time on March 15, 1914 and its mail then handled by the Evanston Post Office. (Wyoming Post Offices) Almy, Uinta County. A post office, 7 miles northwest of Evanston, the county seat, shipping and banking point. Mail daily. (Gazetteer, 1908-9) A coal mining town in Uinta County, on branch of Union Pacific Railway, 6 miles north of Evanston. Coal mines not at present in operation. (Wyoming State Business Directory, 1910-11)
Type (DCMI):JPEG
Topic:Christiansen, Cleo. Sagebrush Settlements. Lovell, Wyo.: Cleo Christiansen, 1967.; Miller, Donald C. Ghost Towns of Wyoming. Boulder: Pruett Publishing Co., 1977.; Stewart, George R. American Place-Names: A concise and selective dictionary for the Continental United States of America. New York: Oxford University Press, 1970.
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Document ID:11139357

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