Guernsey
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Title:Guernsey
History:Guernsey Post Office was established on April 18, 1900 in Laramie County, prior to the formation of Platte County. Edmund B. Willson was the first postmaster. (Wyoming Post Offices) Growing town in the northern part of Laramie County. Present terminal of Salt Lake extension of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railway and junction point with the Colorado and Wyoming Railway. Chicago, Burlington and Quincy roundhouse, extensive stockyards and sheep shearing pens. Considerable iron and copper ore are shipped from this point. (Wyoming State Business Directory, 1910-11)
County:Platte
Feature Category:Manmade Features
Origin Of Name:Named after Charles A. Guernsey who was a dude cattleman from Chicago, Illinois. Prominent in politics and active in the development of the state, Guernsey purchased the famous Sunrise mine from the original locators and interested Eastern capitalists in its value as a producer of high grad steel ore. (WPA) Named for Charles A. Guernsey, early pioneer, cattleman and business man who developed the mines in the Hartville and Sunrise Districts. (Annals of Wyoming 14:3)Guernsey Post Office was established on April 18, 1900 in Laramie County, prior to the formation of Platte County. Edmund B. Willson was the first postmaster. (Wyoming Post Offices) Growing town in the northern part of Laramie County. Present terminal of Salt Lake extension of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railway and junction point with the Colorado and Wyoming Railway. Chicago, Burlington and Quincy roundhouse, extensive stockyards and sheep shearing pens. Considerable iron and copper ore are shipped from this point. (Wyoming State Business Directory, 1910-11)
Type (DCMI):JPEG
Topic:Wyoming cowboy days : an account of the experience of Charles Arthur Guernsey, in which he tells in his own way of the early Territorial cattle days and political strifes, and deals with many of the state's and nation's famous characters. Guernsey, Charles A. (Charles Arthur) New York : Putnam, 1936.
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Document ID:11140923

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