Slack
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Title:Slack
History:Slack Post Office was established on December 28, 1891 with Charles Travis as postmaster. It was discontinued on February 15, 1913 after which its mail was handled at Parkman Post Office. (Wyoming Post Offices) Small town and postoffice in Sheridan County, 4 miles west from Parkman, the nearest railroad point. Stockraising the principal industry. Population, 25. (Wyoming State Business Directory, 1901-02) A newspaper column first titled "Pass Creek Pointers" then "Slack Pointers" appeared irregularly in the Sheridan Post from 1890-1892. It was written by Yellow Weasel. (Sheridan Post, 1890-1892)
County:Sheridan
Feature Category:Manmade Features
Origin Of Name:Slack Post Office was established on December 28, 1891 with Charles Travis as postmaster. It was discontinued on February 15, 1913 after which its mail was handled at Parkman Post Office. (Wyoming Post Offices) Small town and postoffice in Sheridan County, 4 miles west from Parkman, the nearest railroad point. Stockraising the principal industry. Population, 25. (Wyoming State Business Directory, 1901-02) A newspaper column first titled "Pass Creek Pointers" then "Slack Pointers" appeared irregularly in the Sheridan Post from 1890-1892. It was written by Yellow Weasel. (Sheridan Post, 1890-1892)
Type (DCMI):JPEG
Type:An early whistling post for the railroad. Mr. Kuhl, an early resident of the town says there used be a little jingle from the preacher of the town saying “With a snack in a sack, I’m a pack on his back. He makes the sounds of old Preacher Slack.” (WPA)
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Document ID:11140602

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