Deaver
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Title:Deaver
History:Deaver Post Office was established on March 16, 1916 with Irwin B. Hosig as its first postmaster. (Wyoming Post Offices) Deaver is a thriving reclamation town situated in the northwestern part of Big Horn County, closely skirting the boundary line between Big Horn and Park County. It is a centrally located trading point for settlers on the Frannie division of the Shoshone Reclamation Project. This place was well known for the shipping of alfalfa hay, sugar beets, small grains, potatoes, beans, in addition to shipping honey and raising large quantities of turkeys. (WPA) Postoffice and incorporated town in Big Horn County, 80 miles southeast of Basin, the county seat. Under the Shoshone Irrigation Project. Farming is the principal industry. Population 300. Altitude 4,100 feet. (Wyoming State Business Directory, 1922)
County:Big Horn
Feature Category:Manmade Features
Origin Of Name:The town of Deaver was named for D. Clem Deaver, who was immigration commissioner for the Burlington Railroad. Its existence began in 1918, when the Bureau of Reclamation started construction work on the Frannie division of the Shoshone project. (Wasden) Deaver.—To Mr. Kuska we are also indebted or the information that Denver was named for D. Clem Denver, who was immigration agent for the Burlington Railroad from 1905 to 1914. (The Reclamation Era 30:295)Deaver Post Office was established on March 16, 1916 with Irwin B. Hosig as its first postmaster. (Wyoming Post Offices) Deaver is a thriving reclamation town situated in the northwestern part of Big Horn County, closely skirting the boundary line between Big Horn and Park County. It is a centrally located trading point for settlers on the Frannie division of the Shoshone Reclamation Project. This place was well known for the shipping of alfalfa hay, sugar beets, small grains, potatoes, beans, in addition to shipping honey and raising large quantities of turkeys. (WPA) Postoffice and incorporated town in Big Horn County, 80 miles southeast of Basin, the county seat. Under the Shoshone Irrigation Project. Farming is the principal industry. Population 300. Altitude 4,100 feet. (Wyoming State Business Directory, 1922)
Type (DCMI):JPEG
Topic:"The Making of new towns by government" Riverton Review August 3, 1917, p. 1; The Frannie-Deaver proposition : a chronicle of optimism; and alkali. White, Robert (John Robert) [Billings, MT : R. White, c1990]
Link:Search Wyoming Places
Document ID:11140268

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