Crowheart
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Name:Crowheart
Origin Of Name:Named for Crowheart Butte, an outstanding landmark 3 miles north of the post office on the north side of the Big Horn River. The town was named in July 1916 when the post office was established. Crowheart is a farm station of the United States Indian Service. It is on the Wind River Indian Reservation. (WPA) A postoffice near Crowheart Butte. Crowheart Butte was the site of a battle in 1857 between Shoshone warriors and Arapahoe, Gros Ventre and Cheyenne, whose despised the Shoshone for having made peace with the white invaders. Legend says that the Shoshone Chief once fought a duel on Crowheart Butte with a Crow Chieftain, that he killed the Crow, cut out his heart and ate it to augment his courage. Washakie did kill a Crow Chief in personal combatthere is no evidence, however, that he ate his enemy's heart. (Wyoming Guide)Crowheart Post Office was established on May 14, 1908 with Mellie J. Heenan as postmaster. It was discontinued on December 31, 1909 but re-established on May 26, 1916. (Wyoming Post Offices) Postoffice in Fremont County, 50 miles from Lander the county seat and nearest railroad and banking point. Farming and stock raising are the principal industries. Population 25. Altitude 6,000 feet. (Wyoming State Business Directory, 1922)
County:Fremont
Feature Category:Manmade Features
History:Crowheart Post Office was established on May 14, 1908 with Mellie J. Heenan as postmaster. It was discontinued on December 31, 1909 but re-established on May 26, 1916. (Wyoming Post Offices) Postoffice in Fremont County, 50 miles from Lander the county seat and nearest railroad and banking point. Farming and stock raising are the principal industries. Population 25. Altitude 6,000 feet. (Wyoming State Business Directory, 1922)
Alternate SpellingsCrow Heart
Document ID:11141637

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