Hat Creek
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Title:Hat Creek
History:Hat Creek Post Office was established on February 2, 1877 when the location was part of Laramie County. H. O. Campbell was the first postmaster. It was discontinued on December 2, 1878, then re-established on January 6 1879. Its name was changed from Hat Creek to Hatcreek in December, 1895 when the location was part of Converse County. It was discontinued on May 31, 1923 then re-established on January 23, 1924. It was discontinued in December, 1971 and its mail then handled by the Lusk Post Office. (Wyoming Post Offices) Postoffice in Converse County, 16 miles north from Lusk, the nearest railroad point. Stockraising the principal industry. (Wyoming State Business Directory, 1910-11)
County:Niobrara
Feature Category:Manmade Features
Origin Of Name:Probably named because of the headdress of a friendly Indian. (Annals of Wyoming 14:3) Named when a detachment of soldiers was sent to establish a fort on Warbonnet Creek in 1875. Thinking that they were on the right location when they got to Sage Creek, they build their dugout fort on the site of what became old Hat Creek Stage Station and Post Office and called it Hat Creek, short for Warbonnet. Warbonnet Creek is in Nebraska, near the Wyoming line and the error appears obvious. (Annals of Wyoming 15:1) Hat Creek is located near Hat Rock, which is shaped like a hat. (WSL)Hat Creek Post Office was established on February 2, 1877 when the location was part of Laramie County. H. O. Campbell was the first postmaster. It was discontinued on December 2, 1878, then re-established on January 6 1879. Its name was changed from Hat Creek to Hatcreek in December, 1895 when the location was part of Converse County. It was discontinued on May 31, 1923 then re-established on January 23, 1924. It was discontinued in December, 1971 and its mail then handled by the Lusk Post Office. (Wyoming Post Offices) Postoffice in Converse County, 16 miles north from Lusk, the nearest railroad point. Stockraising the principal industry. (Wyoming State Business Directory, 1910-11)
Type (DCMI):JPEG
Topic:Hat Creek and hard times : people and events in the history of a Wyoming community. Bryant, Edward C. Fairfax, Va. : Hero Books, c1988.; Hat Creek Dateline. Niobrara County Library Web, 2015; Hat Creek Post Office Memories. The Lusk Herald February 21, 1990. Niobrara County Library Web, 2015
Link:Search Wyoming Places
Document ID:11141920

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