Lonetree
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Title:Lonetree
History:The first settlers were Mr. and Mrs. Jonathon Hoops and two little daughters, who traveled by ox team from Utah, reaching their destination at the end of October 1872. One Indian scare came in 1879, at the time of the Meeker Massacre in Colorado. Woman and children were gathered in wagons and taken to Fort Bridger when a runner came across the mountains with the news, but after five days the terrified ranchers received word that the Indians had gone south instead of north. They returned to their homes, but not until winter set in did nervousness and fear abate. (WPA) Lonetree Post Office was established on January 9, 1888 as Lone Tree Post Office. Annie Summers was the postmaster. Its name was changed to Lonetree Post Office on October 12, 1895. (Wyoming Post Offices) Postoffice in Uinta County, 30 miles southeast of Piedmont, the nearest railroad point. Farming and stockraising the principal industry. Population, 35. Altitude, 6,800 feet. (Wyoming State Business Directory, 1901-02) Postoffice in Uinta County, 35 miles southeast of Carter, the nearest railroad point. Farming and stockraising the principal industries. (Wyoming State Business Directory, 1910-11) A weekly column titled "Lonetree Scrapings" appeared in the Evanston newspaper, Wyoming Press in the early 1900s. (Wyoming Press)
County:Uinta
Feature Category:Manmade Features
Origin Of Name:The first settlers were Mr. and Mrs. Jonathon Hoops and two little daughters, who traveled by ox team from Utah, reaching their destination at the end of October 1872. One Indian scare came in 1879, at the time of the Meeker Massacre in Colorado. Woman and children were gathered in wagons and taken to Fort Bridger when a runner came across the mountains with the news, but after five days the terrified ranchers received word that the Indians had gone south instead of north. They returned to their homes, but not until winter set in did nervousness and fear abate. (WPA) Lonetree Post Office was established on January 9, 1888 as Lone Tree Post Office. Annie Summers was the postmaster. Its name was changed to Lonetree Post Office on October 12, 1895. (Wyoming Post Offices) Postoffice in Uinta County, 30 miles southeast of Piedmont, the nearest railroad point. Farming and stockraising the principal industry. Population, 35. Altitude, 6,800 feet. (Wyoming State Business Directory, 1901-02) Postoffice in Uinta County, 35 miles southeast of Carter, the nearest railroad point. Farming and stockraising the principal industries. (Wyoming State Business Directory, 1910-11) A weekly column titled "Lonetree Scrapings" appeared in the Evanston newspaper, Wyoming Press in the early 1900s. (Wyoming Press)
Type (DCMI):JPEG
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Document ID:11141250

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