Wrighter
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Title:Wrighter
History:Wrighter Post Office was established on September 2, 1887 in Crook County. Its first postmaster was William A. Simmons. William D. Wrighter Jr. became postmaster on January 7, 1888. Wrighter Post Office was discontinued on February 28, 1889 and its mail then handled by Powder River Post Office. (Wyoming Post Offices) It would appear that the Wrighter Post Office was established at or near the location of the Seventeenmile Stage Station and Ranch, which was located 17 miles south of Powder River. The Post Office records indicate it was established in Crook County but the newspaper account states it was established in Johnson County. The Seventeenmile Stage Station was located in Johnson County very close to the Crook County border. According to the Northwestern Live Stock Journal of April 08, 1887, Will A. Simmons was the proprieter of the Seventeenmile Station in April 1887. Bill Barlow's Budget of September 21, 1887 reported that William D. Wrighter Sr. was managing the Seventeenmile Ranch and station and William D. Wrighter Jr. was managing the Pine Tree Ranch, also on the Powder River. These two dates correspond with the dates during which the two postmasters served the post office.(WSL)
County:Johnson
Feature Category:Manmade Features
Origin Of Name:Wrighter Post Office was established on September 2, 1887 in Johnson County. Its first postmaster was William A. Simmons. William D. Wrighter Jr. became postmaster on January 7, 1888. (Wyoming Post Offices)Wrighter Post Office was established on September 2, 1887 in Crook County. Its first postmaster was William A. Simmons. William D. Wrighter Jr. became postmaster on January 7, 1888. Wrighter Post Office was discontinued on February 28, 1889 and its mail then handled by Powder River Post Office. (Wyoming Post Offices) It would appear that the Wrighter Post Office was established at or near the location of the Seventeenmile Stage Station and Ranch, which was located 17 miles south of Powder River. The Post Office records indicate it was established in Crook County but the newspaper account states it was established in Johnson County. The Seventeenmile Stage Station was located in Johnson County very close to the Crook County border. According to the Northwestern Live Stock Journal of April 08, 1887, Will A. Simmons was the proprieter of the Seventeenmile Station in April 1887. Bill Barlow's Budget of September 21, 1887 reported that William D. Wrighter Sr. was managing the Seventeenmile Ranch and station and William D. Wrighter Jr. was managing the Pine Tree Ranch, also on the Powder River. These two dates correspond with the dates during which the two postmasters served the post office.(WSL)
Type (DCMI):JPEG
Link:Search Wyoming Places
Document ID:11141104

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