Careyhurst
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Title:Careyhurst
History:Careyhurst Post Office was established on December 2, 1896 with Mary Hildebrand as postmaster. Robert D. Carey became postmaster on March 28, 1906. The postoffice was discontinued on August 15, 1945 and the mail then handled by the Glenrock Post Office. (Wyoming Post Offices) Station on the Fremont, Elkhorn and Missouri Valley railway in Converse County, 10 miles east of Glenrock. Population, 20. (Wyoming State Business Directory, 1901-02) Postoffice and station on the Chicago & Northwestern Railway in Converse County. 10 miles east of Glenrock. (Wyoming State Business Directory, 1910-11)
County:Converse
Feature Category:Manmade Features
Origin Of Name:Careyhurst was named after the late Joseph M. Carey, founder of one of Wyoming's first families, and a man who served his state as both governor and senator and whose son, Robert D. Carey, also filled both high positions. Joseph Carey originally was a young lawyer in Philadelphia who stumped the east for General Grant during the latter's successful campaign for the presidency. As a reward, young Carey was appointed territorial district attorney for Wyoming. (WPA) Named for Hon. John (sic) M. Carey, United States Senator from Wyoming, who owned large tracts of land along the Platte River in this vicinity. (Stennett) One of the largest ranches in Wyoming, the estate of Senator Robert D. Carey who served as U.S. Senator from 1931 to 1936. Its 15,000 acres of grassland, sprawling over the entire Boxelder Valley, were originally part of the CY holdings of the senator's father, Judge Joseph M. Carey. (Wyoming Guide)Careyhurst Post Office was established on December 2, 1896 with Mary Hildebrand as postmaster. Robert D. Carey became postmaster on March 28, 1906. The postoffice was discontinued on August 15, 1945 and the mail then handled by the Glenrock Post Office. (Wyoming Post Offices) Station on the Fremont, Elkhorn and Missouri Valley railway in Converse County, 10 miles east of Glenrock. Population, 20. (Wyoming State Business Directory, 1901-02) Postoffice and station on the Chicago & Northwestern Railway in Converse County. 10 miles east of Glenrock. (Wyoming State Business Directory, 1910-11)
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Document ID:11140611

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