Big Horn
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Title:Big Horn
History:Big Horn Post Office was established on June 4, 1879 in Pease County. Thomas Creighton was the first postmaster. In November, 1895, its name was changed to Bighorn but in November, 1905 it was changed back to Big Horn. (Wyoming Post Offices) Big Horn, Sheridan County. A post office, 12 miles south of Sheridan, the county seat, banking and shipping point. Mail daily. (Gazetteer, 1908-9) Important stock growing town in Sheridan County, 10 miles southwest of Sheridan, the nearest railroad point. Beautifully located on a clear stream of water called the Little Goose. Dome Lake on the top of the Big Horn mountain range, 10,000 feet high, is 10 miles away. (Wyoming State Business Directory, 1910-11) Village about 8.5 miles south-southwest of Sheridan. (Decisions, 1962)
County:Sheridan
Feature Category:Manmade Features
Origin Of Name:Big Horn was named because it was at the front of the Big Horn Mountains. Big Horn was named by J.H. Sackett, O.P. Hanna, and C.W. Skinner. O.P. Hanna laid claim to having founded Big Horn. Jack Sackett and C.W. Skinner were the builders of the town. (WPA) Named for the Big Horn Mountains, at the foot of which range it is located. (Annals of Wyoming, 14:2)Big Horn Post Office was established on June 4, 1879 in Pease County. Thomas Creighton was the first postmaster. In November, 1895, its name was changed to Bighorn but in November, 1905 it was changed back to Big Horn. (Wyoming Post Offices) Big Horn, Sheridan County. A post office, 12 miles south of Sheridan, the county seat, banking and shipping point. Mail daily. (Gazetteer, 1908-9) Important stock growing town in Sheridan County, 10 miles southwest of Sheridan, the nearest railroad point. Beautifully located on a clear stream of water called the Little Goose. Dome Lake on the top of the Big Horn mountain range, 10,000 feet high, is 10 miles away. (Wyoming State Business Directory, 1910-11) Village about 8.5 miles south-southwest of Sheridan. (Decisions, 1962)
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Document ID:11141648

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