Carpenter
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Title:Carpenter
History:Carpenter Post Office was established on November 21, 1907 with Bessie E. Fell as postmaster. (Wyoming Post Offices) Postoffice and small settlement in Laramie County, 25 miles southeast of Cheyenne on the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad. (Wyoming State Business Directory, 1910-11)
County:Laramie
Feature Category:Manmade Features
Origin Of Name:Named for J. Ross Carpenter, who brought settlers there from Iowa. (WPA) "Hon. J. Ross Carpenter is actively and prominently identified with important business and public interests. He is the president of the Federal Land Company and also of the Carpenter Live Stock Company of Cheyenne. ... In 1906 he removed from Des Moines to Wyoming, taking up his abode near Burns. In 1905 the Federal Land Company was organized and in 1909 the Live Stock Company was formed. Of both of these companies J. Ross Carpenter has been president and general manager since their organization. The Federal Land Company acquired one hundred and forty-six thousand acres of land, which they sold to settlers, thus bringing many people to Wyoming and greatly advancing the permanent development of the state. This company founded the towns of Burns and of Carpenter and has ever put forth effective effort to promote the welfare and upbuilding of the district in which it has operated." (Bartlett)Carpenter Post Office was established on November 21, 1907 with Bessie E. Fell as postmaster. (Wyoming Post Offices) Postoffice and small settlement in Laramie County, 25 miles southeast of Cheyenne on the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad. (Wyoming State Business Directory, 1910-11)
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Document ID:11140722

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