Rongis
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Title:Rongis
History:Rongis Post Office was established on January 4, 1883 in Sweetwater County prior to the formation of Fremont County. John J. Signor was the postmaster. It was discontinued on January 15, 1916 after which its mail was handled by Split Rock Post Office. It was re-established on March 13, 1924 but discontinued again on October 15, 1926. Its mail was then handled by the Lander Post Office. (Wyoming Post Offices) Small town and postoffice in Fremont County, 70 miles southeast from Lander. Stockraising the principal industry. (Wyoming State Business Directory, 1910-11)
County:Fremont
Feature Category:Manmade Features
Origin Of Name:"How this postoffice came to be called "Rongis" forms an interesting bit of early-day history. When Judge J. M. Carey was in congress, he received a petition for the establishment of this office, and the name suggested for it was "Signor," after E. A. Signor who owned the ranch and who now runs a story at Hailey, Wyo. Judge Carey didn't want to offend Signor, but vetoed the idea of calling it "Signor." As a compromise, he suggested turning Signor's name around and "Rongis" it has been since, although few people ever knew why." (Laramie Republican, December 7, 1915, page 2) The local name for the location is Burnt Ranch. (Wyoming Post Offices)Rongis Post Office was established on January 4, 1883 in Sweetwater County prior to the formation of Fremont County. John J. Signor was the postmaster. It was discontinued on January 15, 1916 after which its mail was handled by Split Rock Post Office. It was re-established on March 13, 1924 but discontinued again on October 15, 1926. Its mail was then handled by the Lander Post Office. (Wyoming Post Offices) Small town and postoffice in Fremont County, 70 miles southeast from Lander. Stockraising the principal industry. (Wyoming State Business Directory, 1910-11)
Type (DCMI):JPEG
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Document ID:11140452

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