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Whats In A Wyoming Name

Worland
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What’s In A Wyoming Name? – Worland

The locals called him “Dad,” and in 1900, C.H. Worland – originally from Missouri -- opened the first post office and stage station on a spot along the Bridger Trail.

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Jackson
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What’s In A Wyoming Name? – Jackson

Born into a prominent Virginia family, David Jackson came to the Rockies when he was 33 and was soon teamed up with two other mountain men in the booming fur trade.

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David Street - Casper, Wyoming
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What’s In A Wyoming Name? – David Street

Many Wyoming places are named for the wealthy and powerful. Edward David worked for one of them – Joseph Carey, one of the state’s first US senators and governors.

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Farson Wyoming
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What’s In A Wyoming Name? – Farson

Wyoming’s early history is dominated by people who believed the young state could grow and prosper.

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Casper Wyoming
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What’s In A Wyoming Name? – Casper

In 1865, a 20-year-old cavalryman, Caspar Collins, had just been promoted to second lieutenant at Fort Laramie.

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Laramie
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What’s In A Wyoming Name? – Laramie

In 1815, a young French Canadian named Jacques La Ramee came to what’s now southeastern Wyoming.

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Dubois
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What’s In A Wyoming Name? – Dubois

Except for working as a cowboy on one cattle drive, Fred Dubois never spent much time in Wyoming.

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Devils Tower - Crook County
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What’s In A Wyoming Name? – Crook County

The Apache called him “Grey Wolf.” General George Crook, a West Point graduate, came west after leading campaigns in the Civil War.

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Gillette, Wyoming
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What’s In A Wyoming Name? – Gillette

In the late 1800’s, a scientist from Connecticut, armed with a degree from Yale, became a member of the US Geological Survey helping to map the West.

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Arminto, Wyoming
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What’s In A Wyoming Name? – Arminto [VIDEO]

Manuel Armenta managed to stay out of jail by sheer force of his charm. A member of the notorious Hole-in-the-Wall Gang, he was brought before a judge several times, accused of stealing horses

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Evanston, Wyoming
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What’s In A Wyoming Name? – Evanston [VIDEO]

In the late 1860’s, the rush was on to complete the technological marvel of the age – the transcontinental railroad.

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