Ranchester
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Title:Ranchester
History:Ranchester Post Office was established on September 10, 1894 with Helga M. Davis as postmaster. (Wyoming Post Offices) Growing town in Sheridan County, on the Burlington and Missouri Railway, 14 miles northwest from Sheridan. Nicely located on the Tongue River, within short distance of the Big Horn Mountain Range. Stockraising and farming the leading industries. Population, 100. Altitude, 3,800 feet. (Wyoming State Business Directory, 1901-02) Small town in Sheridan County, on the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railway, 14 miles northwest from Sheridan. Stockraising and farming the leading industries. (Wyoming State Business Directory, 1910-11)
County:Sheridan
Feature Category:Manmade Features
Origin Of Name:Named by Senator S. H. Hardin. The name is a combination of "Ranch" and "Chester" (English name for "town") (WPA)Ranchester Post Office was established on September 10, 1894 with Helga M. Davis as postmaster. (Wyoming Post Offices) Growing town in Sheridan County, on the Burlington and Missouri Railway, 14 miles northwest from Sheridan. Nicely located on the Tongue River, within short distance of the Big Horn Mountain Range. Stockraising and farming the leading industries. Population, 100. Altitude, 3,800 feet. (Wyoming State Business Directory, 1901-02) Small town in Sheridan County, on the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railway, 14 miles northwest from Sheridan. Stockraising and farming the leading industries. (Wyoming State Business Directory, 1910-11)
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Document ID:11140146

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