Atlantic City
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Title:Atlantic City
History:Atlantic City Post Office was established in Carter County, Wyoming Territory on December 16, 1869. Robert McAuley was the first postmaster. It was discontinued on June 30, 1923 but re-established on May 24, 1926. It was discontinued again in September 15, 1954 and its mail then handled by the Lander Post Office. (Wyoming Post Offices) One Atlantic City post office was inside the dining room of the Carpenter Hotel, which is now our inn. The historical society taped and transcribed the oral histories of many "old timers" in this area, one of those being the postman who used a horse-drawn wagon to haul the mail to Atlantic City from Lander. He would drive his team to Atlantic, stay overnight at the Carpenter Hotel, and return to Lander the following day. (Personal communication, Bob Townsend, Miner's Delight Inn Bed & Breakfast in Atlantic City) Atlantic City, population 75, Fremont County. A post office on Rock Creek, 31 miles from Lander, the county seat, banking town and shipping point, and 300 miles from Cheyenne. Established in 1868. Daily stage to Lander, fare $3.00. Mail daily. (Gazetteer, 1908-9) Important mining town and postoffice in Fremont County, 32 miles south from Lander. The location of several promising mines. (Wyoming State Business Directory, 1910-11) We are board members of the Atlantic City Historical Society, we operate our inn year-round, there are two restaurants, a gun shop, an aspen wood furniture and furnishings business, a community center sponsored by wyoming.com that provides free Internet service for wayfarers and the 25 year-round locals, and St. Andrews Episcopal Church holds services every Sunday at 10 a.m. The church will celebrate its 100th anniversary next July. The church, the historical society (which will celebrate its 30th anniversary next year), and the town's businesses just sponsored our 6th annual Atlantic City Open House and Art Walk the first Saturday in August, and we attracted hundreds of folks from around the state and beyond. (Personal communication, Bob Townsend, Miner's Delight Inn Bed & Breakfast in Atlantic City)
County:Fremont
Feature Category:Manmade Features
Origin Of Name:Named after the waters near the crest of the Continental Divide that run towards the Atlantic Ocean in the neighborhood of the town. Atlantic City was one of the gold mining camps that sprang into life a little after the big strike at South Pass in 1867. Once its business district ran along both sides of the gulch and it housed about 2,000 people. Although its boom was less spectacular than South Pass, the town of Atlantic City survived longer. (WPA)Atlantic City Post Office was established in Carter County, Wyoming Territory on December 16, 1869. Robert McAuley was the first postmaster. It was discontinued on June 30, 1923 but re-established on May 24, 1926. It was discontinued again in September 15, 1954 and its mail then handled by the Lander Post Office. (Wyoming Post Offices) One Atlantic City post office was inside the dining room of the Carpenter Hotel, which is now our inn. The historical society taped and transcribed the oral histories of many "old timers" in this area, one of those being the postman who used a horse-drawn wagon to haul the mail to Atlantic City from Lander. He would drive his team to Atlantic, stay overnight at the Carpenter Hotel, and return to Lander the following day. (Personal communication, Bob Townsend, Miner's Delight Inn Bed & Breakfast in Atlantic City) Atlantic City, population 75, Fremont County. A post office on Rock Creek, 31 miles from Lander, the county seat, banking town and shipping point, and 300 miles from Cheyenne. Established in 1868. Daily stage to Lander, fare $3.00. Mail daily. (Gazetteer, 1908-9) Important mining town and postoffice in Fremont County, 32 miles south from Lander. The location of several promising mines. (Wyoming State Business Directory, 1910-11) We are board members of the Atlantic City Historical Society, we operate our inn year-round, there are two restaurants, a gun shop, an aspen wood furniture and furnishings business, a community center sponsored by wyoming.com that provides free Internet service for wayfarers and the 25 year-round locals, and St. Andrews Episcopal Church holds services every Sunday at 10 a.m. The church will celebrate its 100th anniversary next July. The church, the historical society (which will celebrate its 30th anniversary next year), and the town's businesses just sponsored our 6th annual Atlantic City Open House and Art Walk the first Saturday in August, and we attracted hundreds of folks from around the state and beyond. (Personal communication, Bob Townsend, Miner's Delight Inn Bed & Breakfast in Atlantic City)
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Document ID:11141258

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