Hams Fork (Lincoln)
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Title:Hams Fork (Lincoln)
History:Hams Fork Post Office was established on June 14, 1887 as Ham's Fork Post Office. Brigham G. Randall was the postmaster. It was changed to Hams Fork Post Office on November 30, 1894 and to Kemmerer on December 1, 1897. It was re-established as Hamsfork Post Office on March 26, 1898 but discontinued on December 30, 1899. It was re-established again on May 24, 1905 and discontinued on November 30,1933 after which its mail was handled by the Kemmerer Post Office. (Wyoming Post Offices) A postoffice in Uinta County. Stockraising the principal industry. (Wyoming State Business Directory, 1910-11) A postoffice in Lincoln County. Sheep raising the principal industry. Population 72. (Wyoming State Business Directory, 1922) "With the building of the Oregon Short Line in 1881-82 settlements were made at Hams Fork, Fossil, and Twin Creek. Hams Fork was the early shipping point for the upper Hams Fork basin, but has been abandoned since the growth of Kemmerer." (Veatch)
County:Lincoln
Feature Category:Manmade Features
Origin Of Name:Located on Hams Fork of the Green River. (Annals of Wyoming 14:3) Another possible name for the post office was Phelps. The Oregon Short Line Railroad station name was Hams Fork Station. (Wyoming Post Offices)Hams Fork Post Office was established on June 14, 1887 as Ham's Fork Post Office. Brigham G. Randall was the postmaster. It was changed to Hams Fork Post Office on November 30, 1894 and to Kemmerer on December 1, 1897. It was re-established as Hamsfork Post Office on March 26, 1898 but discontinued on December 30, 1899. It was re-established again on May 24, 1905 and discontinued on November 30,1933 after which its mail was handled by the Kemmerer Post Office. (Wyoming Post Offices) A postoffice in Uinta County. Stockraising the principal industry. (Wyoming State Business Directory, 1910-11) A postoffice in Lincoln County. Sheep raising the principal industry. Population 72. (Wyoming State Business Directory, 1922) "With the building of the Oregon Short Line in 1881-82 settlements were made at Hams Fork, Fossil, and Twin Creek. Hams Fork was the early shipping point for the upper Hams Fork basin, but has been abandoned since the growth of Kemmerer." (Veatch)
Type (DCMI):JPEG
Type:Once a growing little metropolis on the short line, Hams Fork is now overshadowed by the rising glories of Diamondville. It has coal mining prospects and possibilities before it perhaps as promising as those of its sister town, but its progress at present, in all directions, is at a standstill. (WPA)
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Document ID:11139572

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