Wilson (Teton)
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Title:Wilson (Teton)
History:Wilson Post Office was established on January 10, 1898 in Uinta County prior to the creation of Teton County. Matilda R. Wilson was the first postmaster. (Wyoming Post Offices) Population 400. Uinta County. A village on Snake River, 300 miles north of Evanston, the county seat, 80 miles east of St. Anthony, Idaho, the nearest banking and shipping point. Stage daily to Victor and St. Anthony, Idaho, fare $2.50 and $6.00, respectively; daily to Jackson, fare $1.00; semi-weekly to Teton, fare $1.00. Telephone connection. Mail daily. (Gazetteer, 1908-9) A small postoffice in Uinta County. Stockraising the leading industry. (Wyoming State Business Directory, 1910-11) Postoffice in Teton County. Jackson is the county seat and nearest banking point and Victor, Idaho is the nearest railroad point. Farming and stock raising are the principal industries. Population 500. Altitude 6,150 feet. (Wyoming State Business Directory, 1922)
County:Teton
Feature Category:Manmade Features
Origin Of Name:Named for Elijah Nicholas Wilson. Before he reached his majority, he had the experience of sheep herding in southern Utah, adoption into an Indian tribe, pony express rider, and stage driver through the Idaho mountain passes. (WPA) Wilson was named for 'Uncle Nick' Wilson, the first settler here, who came to Jackson Hole in 1889. Nick spent several childhood years among the Shoshone and was the author of "The White Indian Boy, or Uncle Nick Among the Shoshones." (1919) (Wyoming Guide) Elijah N. Wilson received a patent on land at this location on August 5, 1905. (General Land Office Records)Wilson Post Office was established on January 10, 1898 in Uinta County prior to the creation of Teton County. Matilda R. Wilson was the first postmaster. (Wyoming Post Offices) Population 400. Uinta County. A village on Snake River, 300 miles north of Evanston, the county seat, 80 miles east of St. Anthony, Idaho, the nearest banking and shipping point. Stage daily to Victor and St. Anthony, Idaho, fare $2.50 and $6.00, respectively; daily to Jackson, fare $1.00; semi-weekly to Teton, fare $1.00. Telephone connection. Mail daily. (Gazetteer, 1908-9) A small postoffice in Uinta County. Stockraising the leading industry. (Wyoming State Business Directory, 1910-11) Postoffice in Teton County. Jackson is the county seat and nearest banking point and Victor, Idaho is the nearest railroad point. Farming and stock raising are the principal industries. Population 500. Altitude 6,150 feet. (Wyoming State Business Directory, 1922)
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Document ID:11139678

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