Wyoming Genealogy

Union Pacific Railroad

The evolution of a mountain road may seem a far cry from the building of a great railway. In the first we have the trail of deer and buffalo following the path of least resistance as marked out by mountain streams in their journey to the sea, taken up in turn by Indian, trapper and explorer, and they succeeded by horseman and wagon, each doing his part in defining the highway of the future. There may seem but little similarity between the winding road and the steel rails seeking the shortest route between two given points, but the difference is …

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Uinta County, Wyoming Census

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Shoshone Indians of Uinta County, Wyoming

The Indians most closely associated with western Wyoming were the Shoshones. As a race, they are connected to the Utes and Piutes, who have settled to the south of them, but are of a higher order of physical and mental development than these root-eating relations. On the other hand, they are quite distinct from the Arapahoes, their neighbors on the north, with whom they seldom intermarry, as each looks down upon the other with true tribal pride and prejudice. The Shoshone is more reticent and has been slower in following the lead of the white man in accepting religious teaching, …

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The Piney Country, Wyoming

The upper valley of Green River, famous as the scene of many historic events in the days of the fur traders, was early recognized as one of the finest grazing fields in the Rockies. Most of this section lies within the bounds of the original Uinta County. It is a well-watered basin about one hundred miles in length and fifty in width, and from a scenic point of view is one of the most beautiful regions of the Interior Basin. From one of the tributaries flowing in from the west it received the name of the Piney Country. The first …

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The Oregon Trail

Four years after the journey of Whitman and Spaulding to the northwest a missionary of different faith but no less devoted to the service of God and man entered the confines of the original Uinta County. He was Father de Smet, a member of the Society of Jesus, who had come as a young man from his home in Belgium to work in the missionary field. After some years spent among the Indians of the southwest, in April, 1840, he left St. Louis to join an expedition of the American Fur Company, with the purpose of taking the gospel to …

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Physical Features of Uinta County, Wyoming

For variety and beauty of scenery the region covered by this history is unsurpassed, and each year sees an increasing number of tourists from all lands enjoying its attractions. Yellowstone Park is the wonderland of the world. Its mountains, rivers, lakes, falls and geysers have been described by the ablest pens in all languages. Due south of it lies Jackson’s Hole In the Shoshone Mountains on its eastern boundary the Yellowstone River has its rise in several small streams and flows north. The Snake, flowing from the north, passes through Jackson Lake, on its southwest journey between wild mountain ravines. …

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Newspapers of Uinta County, Wyoming

After the tragic end of the Frontier Index at Bear Town in 1868 no attempt was made to print a paper in the new county of Uinta until 1871, when a man named W. L. Vaughn opened an office for the publication of a weekly paper called the Evanston Age. At the end of a few months he moved away, leaving his little plant behind. Two years later a man named William Wheeler took over the printing press and supplies, and publication was resumed. A mutilated copy dated March 17, 1875, is in the hands of the author. It may …

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Lincoln County, Wyoming History

Next in point of time to the settlement of the Green River tributaries comes that of what is now the western part of Lincoln County. In 1873 a squaw man named Tilford Kutz built a one-room log house on Smith’s Fork of Bear River. He had a ferry boat in which he took travelers across the stream, and the station was known as Smith’s Fork. Shoshone and Bannock Indians from the neighborhood of Fort Hall set up their tepees and there were often several hundred Indians near by. In 1874 two men known as “Syl” Collett and Robert Gee brought …

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Uinta County, Wyoming Military Records

World War I Draft Registration CardsMicrofilm Roll List, M1509: Wyoming (13 rolls) Uinta County, Wyoming World War II Casualties – Army and AirforceHonor List of Army and Army Air Corps Wyoming World War II Casualty List – Navy, Marines and Coast GuardHonor List of Navy, Marines and Coast Guard World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred OverseasThis database is a listing of American servicemen who fought in the Second World War or the Korean Conflict and were interred outside of the contiguous forty-eight states. Each entry provides the individual’s name, rank, unit, death date, and location of interment (listed …

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