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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Those Thursday Places: Sheridan WY

My Maternal Grandmother was born 13 Jun 1914 in Sheridan, Wyoming along with her 2 siblings.

I can imagine what that warm day must of been lie for her parents before going into labor with her. 

Were they on the farm that day doing daily chores??? Or were they in town getting supplies or at a function? 

I tried to find but what the weather was like on that day but the Farmer Almanac doesn't go that far back for that area.

I did find some lovely photo's of the town in 1915

 SheridanWyoming is located at an elevation of 3,743 feet in Goose Creek Valley in the north-central part of the state. The city is in the Tongue River watershed ten miles north and east of the Big Horn Mountains, in the ancestral homeland of the Crow people. The 2000 Census counted Sheridan's population at 15,800.

 The city of Sheridan was first organized in 1882, and from that time up to the present its growth has been steady and substantial. Men of means who were looking for business openings found them here; parents came here to give their children the benefit of the moral and educational advantages Sheridan afforded, and the stockman, the miner, and the farmer came hundreds of miles to trade here. Its population has always been a moral, law abiding people, in consequence of which the Episcopalians, Methodists, Baptists and Congregationalists all have pleasant, commodious places of worship, and this year will see a fine Catholic cathedral, they having bought a site for it. Other denominations have no edifices at present, but will probably erect churches in the near future.
Sheridan has the best public school system in the State. We now have three commodious school buildings, one of which is a large two story brick. Even these do not afford accommodations for all the school children, and another large building will be erected this year - a $7000, two story, brick building.
Work will be commenced in the latter part of July, or not later than August, on a $75,000 system of waterworks, which will be complete in every detail.
As to Sheridan’s location, it is nearly the geographical center of Sheridan County, in the most beautiful, as well as fertile, valley in the world. It is the most healthy, moral, enterprising, prettily located city in the northwest. In fact, Sheridan is the "Denver of the Northwest."
Look either to the north, south, east, or west, and you will see stately mountains rearing their snow-capped crests to the sky, ranging in altitude from the smaller foothills to the majestic, awe-inspiring Cloud Peak, 13,500 feet above sea level. From the melted snow and ever-running springs come the Big and Little Goose Creeks, which, while swiftly running and gently murmuring over their rocky beds, meet right in the heart of our city, forming Goose Creek proper, a clear, cool, limpid stream of health-giving waters, amid whose billows and waves live countless mountain trout and game fish of other kinds. There are several neat, substantial bridges over these waters in the city limits. The Big Goose is from two to six feet in depth and sixty to one hundred feet wide. It could easily be dammed, thus furnishing motive power for mills and factories, and this will soon be accomplished. Numerous lesser streams traverse the county, making it a bountifully watered section, and one of the easiest irrigated in the world. Some 300,000 acres are now under irrigation, and upon these artificially watered lands are produced the largest crops of grains or vegetables in the world.
The Big Horn Basin country, only forty miles west, is tributary to Sheridan, most of the people now coming here for supplies. It will be irrigated in a short time, and when it is, Sheridan buyers and mills will handle millions of bushels of grain annually, for this is their only shipping point, situated as it is on the B & M railroad, with an almost air line to the great markets of the east.

Cody passing in front of the Sheridan National Bank, August 9, 1914.

Crow Indians, Sheridan Stampede, July, 1914. Photo by G. Lumbard.

Sheridan Stampede Parade, 1914. Photo by G. Lumbard.

 Sheridan in 1912, showing an electric trolley car that serviced the mining towns of Monarch

Sheridan at night, in a colorized daytime image with a false moonlit sky, featuring

Sheridan's Main Street in 1909, before the streetcar line, looking south.

The Mint Saloon opened its doors for business in 1907 right in the heart of downtown Sheridan, Wyoming.

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