Lost Springs
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Title:Lost Springs
History:Lost Spring Post Office was established on February 4, 1896 with Maggie Holdorf as the first postmaster. It was discontinued on July 15, 1899. It was re-established as Lostspring Post Office on August 31, 1901 and discontinued on April 30, 1902. It was re-established again as Lost Spring Post Office on October 18, 1906. On January 1, 1951, its name was changed to Lost Springs Post Office. (Wyoming Post Offices) A postoffice in Converse County. Stockraising the leading industry. (Wyoming State Business Directory, 1910-11) Growing town in Converse County, on Chicago and Northwestern Railway, 30 miles east of Douglas, the county seat. A good farming and stock raising country surrounds Lost Spring. Farming and stock raising are the leading industries. Grain, alfalfa and potatoes are grown in abundance. New oil fields are being opened up four miles north of town. Population 100. Altitude 5,005 feet. (Wyoming State Business Directory, 1922)
County:Converse
Feature Category:Manmade Features
Origin Of Name:Named from a spring at the head of Lost Creek which is near the village. The creek was named because it sinks down and is lost to sight in certain places. (WPA) Named from a spring at the head of Lost Creek which is nearby. The stream was so named because it sank out of sight at places and was "lost" to sight. (Annals of Wyoming 14:3) Lost Spring, Converse County, Wyoming, was named from a spring at the head of Lost Creek, which is near the village. The stream was so named because it sank out of sight at places and was "lost" to sight. (Stennett, 1908)Lost Spring Post Office was established on February 4, 1896 with Maggie Holdorf as the first postmaster. It was discontinued on July 15, 1899. It was re-established as Lostspring Post Office on August 31, 1901 and discontinued on April 30, 1902. It was re-established again as Lost Spring Post Office on October 18, 1906. On January 1, 1951, its name was changed to Lost Springs Post Office. (Wyoming Post Offices) A postoffice in Converse County. Stockraising the leading industry. (Wyoming State Business Directory, 1910-11) Growing town in Converse County, on Chicago and Northwestern Railway, 30 miles east of Douglas, the county seat. A good farming and stock raising country surrounds Lost Spring. Farming and stock raising are the leading industries. Grain, alfalfa and potatoes are grown in abundance. New oil fields are being opened up four miles north of town. Population 100. Altitude 5,005 feet. (Wyoming State Business Directory, 1922)
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Document ID:11139909

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