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History of Natrona County, Wyoming, 1888-1922 : true portrayal of the yesterdays of a new county and a typical frontier town of the middle West : fortunes and misfortunes, tragedies and comedies, struggles and triumphs of the pioneers

Author: Alfred James Mokler
Publisher: Chicago : R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co., 1923.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred James Mokler
OCLC Number: 4815345
Description: xiv, 477 pages, [35] leaves of plates : illustrations, charts, facsimile, map, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword --
Preface --
Organization of Wyoming as a territory and state: Population and assessed valuation, 1870 and 1877; Governors of territory and state --
Organization of Natrona County: Officers from 1890 to 1923; Senators and representatives in legislature; Judges of district court; Assessed valuations; Earnings in county clerk's office; Budget for 1922; The county poor farm; Banks of the county; Newspapers of the county; The two court houses; County public library; County public hospital; Railroads in the county; Railroad wrecks; Some hot politics; County federal census; Pioneer associations; Spanish-American War veterans; Natrona County boys in the World War [I]; Three earthquakes; Pathfinder Dam; North Platte River; Powder River; Wild horses; Lost Cabin Mine; Mining on Casper Mountain; The Soda Lakes; Tom Wagner's fake mine; Melbourn's rain-making fake; Bridges across the Platte River. Casper Village, town and city: Organization and elections; Town officers from 1904 to 1923; Churches; Lodges and clubs; Water supply and water works; Fire department; Disastrous fires; Post office and postmasters; Early news items of interest today; Old town hall and new city building; Electric light plants; Casper's telephone service; Casper wanted the capital; Horse racing in the early days; Lost in a cloud burst; Cerebrospinal meningitis; Indians dancing in the streets; When Casper was a "Sunday school town"; Some of Casper's hotels; Gambling was a lawful profession; Walked to Pathfinder Dam; Casper has millions in automobiles; Airplanes in Casper; Casper's wireless systems; Casper's assessed valuation --
Retrospective and prospective view of Casper --
The schools of Natrona County --
Towns of Natrona County: Bessemer; Alcova; Bothwell; Eadsville; Hogadone Trail; Wolton [Walton]; Arminto; Mills; Teapot; Evansville --
Oil fields and oil refineries. Tragedies of Natrona County: Hanging of "Cattle Kate" and Jim Averell [Averill]; Killing of George B. Henderson; A dance hall murder; Hodge kills Warren; Virgil Turner kills Deitleff; Dunbar murder case; Hurt kills Milne; McRae kills Gordon; Dee Blair murdered; Vigilance Committee hangs Woodard; Murphy murder case; Death of James Carey; Mrs. Clarence Hill kills Ed Baker; George Edwards kills two men; Palmer cuts his wife' throat; Bess Fisher kills Lawrence Barrett; Gamblers commit murder; Bootleggers kill Tom Majors; John J. Corbett slain; Claud Teanor kills his wife; Mrs. Jessie Ackerman kills Del Hoffay; DeWald kills Rosenberry; Peckham kills his wife; Escape of murderer L.B. Nicholson; Mysterious death of Joe Reeder; Mrs. Ida Graham convicted of murder; Would-be hold-ups are killed --
the "Hole-in-the-Wall" Gang and other bad men: Deputy Sheriff Watson and other horse thieves; The Hole-in-the-Wall; The Wilcox Train Robbery; The Currie Gang; "Driftwood Jim" McLeod; Horse thief Tom O'Day; Otto Chenoweth and "Stuttering Dick"; Tom Horn, the "Killer"; Troutt-Biggs kidnapping case; Lincoln Morrison shot; Deputy Sheriff Ed Lee a horse thief; "Black Mike"; George W. Pike; Threatened to blow up the refinery; Bill Carlisle, the train robber --
Mexican shoots A.J. Cunningham. Tragedies on the range: Cattlemen's Invasion of Johnson County; War between cattlemen and sheepmen; Guide murders two men --
Phenomena of the plains: Chinook winds; The mirage of the plains; Hell's Half Acre; Severe storms in central Wyoming; Casper Mountain cave; Grand Canyon's [of the Platte] rock cabin; Sheepherder's lonely grave; Brooks' Lake haunted --
The deep sleep --
Lajeunesse and the Seminoe Mountains --
Thrilling events of early days: Adventures of John Colter; The Battle of Platte Bridge; Indians burn Rock Ridge Station; Robert Stuart build first cabin in Wyoming; "Absaroka," the land of the Crows; A white Indian woman; Chief Red Cloud in our county jail; Lou Polk's wild ride; Dr. Joe Benson cremated; "Calamity Jane" --
Landmarks of the old Oregon Trail: Mormon Trail; Overland route; Whiskey Gap; Casper Pioneer Monument; Caspar Creek named; Emigrant Gap; Horse Creek named; Independence Rock; Masonic memorial service at Independence Rock, Wyoming, July 4, 1920; The Devil's Gate.
Responsibility: by Alfred James Mokler.

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