Carbon County
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Title:Carbon County
History:Carbon County was created and its boundaries defined on December 16, 1868 by the Eighth Legislative Assembly of Dakota Territory which convened December 7, 1868 and adjourned January 15, 1869. Rawling's Spring was named the county seat of Carbon County. At the time the Territory of Wyoming completed its organization on May 19, 1869, it had four counties, Carter, Carbon, Albany and Laramie, created by the aforementioned Dakota Territorial Legislative Assemblies. (Wyoming Historical Blue Book, 1946.)
County:Carbon
Feature Category:Special Features
Origin Of Name:Received its name from the rich supply of coal which occurs within its boundaries. Organized in 1870, Carbon County was one of the four original counties existing when the Territory of Wyoming was created, and, at that time, included within its area more than one fifth of the area of the state. County seat is in Rawlins. (WPA)Carbon County was created and its boundaries defined on December 16, 1868 by the Eighth Legislative Assembly of Dakota Territory which convened December 7, 1868 and adjourned January 15, 1869. Rawling's Spring was named the county seat of Carbon County. At the time the Territory of Wyoming completed its organization on May 19, 1869, it had four counties, Carter, Carbon, Albany and Laramie, created by the aforementioned Dakota Territorial Legislative Assemblies. (Wyoming Historical Blue Book, 1946.)
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Topic:"Carbon is Center of Activity" Laramie Boomerang June 13, 1901, page 1; A little piece of Wyoming. Kinnaman, Daniel L. Rawlins, Wyo. : Kinnaman Publications, 1997.; Early travelers in Carbon County, Wyoming, 1812-1858 and the discovery of Bridger Pass. Meschter, Daniel Y. Albuquerque, N.M. : [D.Y. Meschter] , 2004.; Dreamers and schemers : profiles from Carbon County, Wyoming's past. Van Pelt, Lori. Glendo, WY : High Plains Press, 1999.; Lori Van Pelt. Carbon County, Wyoming. Wyohistory.org
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Document ID:11140725

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