Cowley
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Title:Cowley
History:Cowley Post Office was established on October 30, 1900 with William W. Graham as its first postmaster. (Wyoming Post Offices) A prosperous town in Big Horn County, on the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, 50 miles north of Basin. Located near the Shoshone River, from which a large tract of good land is irrigated by one of the best ditches in Wyoming. Principal industries farming and stockraising. (Wyoming State Business Directory, 1910-11)
County:Big Horn
Feature Category:Manmade Features
Origin Of Name:Named after an early Mormon settler, Mathias Cowley, who settled there in 1900. (Annals of Wyoming 14:3) "Cowley ..., Big Horn county, Wyoming, was named in honor of Apostle Mathias F. Cowley." (Jenson)Cowley Post Office was established on October 30, 1900 with William W. Graham as its first postmaster. (Wyoming Post Offices) A prosperous town in Big Horn County, on the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, 50 miles north of Basin. Located near the Shoshone River, from which a large tract of good land is irrigated by one of the best ditches in Wyoming. Principal industries farming and stockraising. (Wyoming State Business Directory, 1910-11)
Type (DCMI):JPEG
Topic:With book and plow : history of a Mormon settlement. Partridge, Mark N., [Lovell. Wyo. : Mountain States Printing Co., 1967]
Link:Search Wyoming Places
Document ID:11141492

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