Ten Sleep
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Title:Ten Sleep
History:Ten Sleep Post Office was established as Tensleep Post Office on December 18, 1891 in Big Horn County, prior to the formation of Washakie County. Albert S. Austin was the first postmaster. In November, 1905, its name was changed to Ten Sleep. (Wyoming Post Offices) Small postoffice in Big Horn County, 38 miles southeast from Basin. Stockraising the leading industry. (Wyoming State Business Directory, 1910-11) Small postoffice in Washakie County, 28 miles east of Worland, the county seat. Stock raising the leading industry. Population 300. (Wyoming State Business Directory, 1922) Ten Sleep was incorporated on January 11, 1932. (Worland Grit January 14, 1932) Ten Sleep is the location of the Ten Sleep Mercantile or Hardware Store, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (National Register of Historic Places)
County:Washakie
Feature Category:Manmade Features
Origin Of Name:During the early days when the Indians roamed this country, they would hunt in this region. They would come from miles around to hunt their winter's supply of meat, bringing the whole tribe along to help take care of the meat after it was dressed. The region around what is now Ten Sleep was noted for the various animals that the Indians liked to hunt and even numerous herds of deer and elk. Ten Sleep meant ten days of travel, or "ten sleeps", ten nights of sleep. The point was an equal distance from the home of the Crows, Lodge Grass, Montana, and of the home of the Shoshone, Fort Washakie, Wyoming. (WPA) The name "Tensleep" means ten sleeps from either the Platte or Yellowstone and refers to ten days travel by the Indians. (Annals of Wyoming 15:1)Ten Sleep Post Office was established as Tensleep Post Office on December 18, 1891 in Big Horn County, prior to the formation of Washakie County. Albert S. Austin was the first postmaster. In November, 1905, its name was changed to Ten Sleep. (Wyoming Post Offices) Small postoffice in Big Horn County, 38 miles southeast from Basin. Stockraising the leading industry. (Wyoming State Business Directory, 1910-11) Small postoffice in Washakie County, 28 miles east of Worland, the county seat. Stock raising the leading industry. Population 300. (Wyoming State Business Directory, 1922) Ten Sleep was incorporated on January 11, 1932. (Worland Grit January 14, 1932) Ten Sleep is the location of the Ten Sleep Mercantile or Hardware Store, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (National Register of Historic Places)
Type (DCMI):JPEG
Link:Search Wyoming Places
Document ID:11139974

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