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 Albany ~ Weston County Montana Newspapers, 1894

Population 60,705, with a land area of 97,575 square miles. There are large elevated plateaus or parks of which the principal is the Great Yellowstone or National Park. Pine and spruce timber is widely distributed throughout the mountain regions. Stock-raising, sheep-husbandry and coal-mining are the leading and most remunerative pursuits. Gold and silver are plentiful. There are vast beds of iron ore and plenty of good coal. In 1888 nearly 2,000 miners were employed, the product being 1,455,240 tons. Gypsum, salt, soda, sulphur, copper, lead, tin and other minerals are found. Petroleum seems abundant in central and northern Wyoming. It is produced to some extent. In manufactures, the sawing of lumber and railroad ties, milling of quartz, and railroad repair arid machine shops in the towns on the line of the Union Pacific Railroad, occupying the leading places.

Since the issuance of our preceding edition there has been the usual number of newspaper changes in this and other States mentioned in this work. The several industries throughout the State have largely increased, and in every branch and direction show unusual prosperity.

We give a brief description in the following pages of the several counties, with a tabulated list of the newspapers published in each.

Albany County

Population 8,865. Partly mountainous, party plains; large forests; soil fertile in the valleys and on the plains. Stock raising is the chief industry.

Bonanza, Population 100

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Big Horn Rustler J. De Barthe Sat. Ind. 1890

Laramie City, Population 6,388

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Boomerang Boomerang Co. Daily Dem. 1881
Boomerang Weekly Edition Thur. Dem. 1881
Republican Chaplin & McRae Thur. Rep. 1890
Republican Chaplin & McRae Daily Rep. 1890
Sentinel Hayford & Gates Sat. Rep. 1869
Times Wyoming Pub. Co Sat. Ind. 1869
W. & I. Mission Diocese Wyo. & Idaho Month Prot. Episc. 1890

Carbon County

Population 6,857. Partly mountainous, partly plains; soil of the plains fertile; large beds of soda and bituminous coal; iron and petroleum are found. Stock-raising is the chief industry

Carbon, Population 1,140

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Black Diamond F. W. Ott Thur. Ind. 1891

Rawlins, Population 2,235

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Journal Journal Pub. Co. Sat. Dem. 1877
Republican H. B. Fetz Thur. Rep. 1889

Saratoga, Population 500

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Suu J. F. Crawford Thur. Rep. 1891

Converse County

Population 2,738. County seat, Douglas.

Douglas, Population 837

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Bill Barlow's Budget M.C & M.F. Barron Wed. Rep. 1886
Converse Co. Press Rich. R. Phenix Thur. Rep. 1893
Wyoming Bell Earle Shoenfelt Sat. Ind. 1893

Glenrock, Population 300

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Vortex Manning & Townseud Sat. Dem. 1893

Lusk, Population 253

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Herald J. E. Mayer Thur. Dem. 1886

Crook County

Population 2,338. Mountainous, with plateaus and fine valleys, well watered and timbered. Stone and coal in thick beds. Products: small fruits, vegetables, hay, wool; live-stock. Flour and lumber mills.

Sundance, Population 515

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Gazette W, C. Hall Friday Ind. 1885

Welcome City, Population 200

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Prospector O. D. Ticknor Friday Dem. 1892

Fremont County

Population 2,463. Soil fertile in valleys; pine timber abundant. Agricultural products generally, except corn. Stock raising and mining.

Lander, Population 595

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Fremont Clipper I. C. Winn Friday Rep. 1887
Wind River Mountaineer Mt. Pub. Co. Sat. Ind. 1884

Johnson County

Population 2,357. Mountainous with valleys. Soil adapted to agriculture and grazing. Products: cattle, horses, sheep, hay, oats, wheat and vegetables.

Buffalo, Population 1,087

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Bulletin St. Clair O'Malley Thur. Ind. 1891

Hyattville, Population 100

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Paint Rock Record Gebhart & Jackson Sat Ind. 1893

Laramie County

Population 16,777. Diversified with mountains, tablelands, and plains; extensive forests; soil of plains and valleys, fertile. Stock-raising and mining are the chief industries.

Laramie, Population 1,690

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Leader Leader Printing Co. Daily Dem. 1867
Leader Weekly Edition Thur. Dem. 1867
Live Stock Journal McCrum & Darling Sat Agricul. 1883
Sun E. A. Slack Daily Rep. 1871
Sun Weekly Edition Sat Rep. 1871
Tribune Shingle & Perry Daily Rep. 1884

Natrona County

Population 1,094. Oil- coal, soda, iron, asbestos and silver. Mountainous, heavily timbered. Products: vegetables and small fruits; cattle and sheep-raising.

Casper, Population 535

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Natrona Tribune Casper Pub. Co. Thur. Rep. 1892
Wyoming Derrick J. K. Calkins Friday Dem. 1890

Sheridan County

Population 1,972. Lead, gold, silver, tin and quicksilver. Pine timber abundant. Products: wheat, oats, barley, potatoes, hay, vegetables, and some corn. Lumbering and stock-raising.

Sheridan, Population 4,941

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Enterprise Enterprise Pub. Co. Sat Dem. 1887
Post Sheridan Co. Pub. Co Thur. Rep. 1886

Sweet Water County

Population 4,941. Has the largest and most valuable coal mines west of the Mississippi, the annual product of the Northern Pacific mines alone amounts to $2,000,000, employing 1,200 men.

Green River, Population 1,000

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Advertiser J. P. Moore Sat Ind. 1889

Rock Springs, Population 3,406

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Independent J. P. Moore Sat Ind. 1884
Miner Robert Smith Thur. Dem. 1880

Uinta County

Population 7,881. Mountainous, crossed by the Rocky Mountains, and contains the sources of the Missouri, Yellowstone and Snake Rivers. The upper portion of the county contains the famous Yellowstone, or National Park. Lumber exported. Union Pacific machine and car shops.

Evanston, Population 1,995

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
News J. H. Byckmau Sat Rep. 1888
Register Register Printing Co. Sat Dem. 1890

Weston County

Population 2,422. Eastern part, Black Hills, central and west rolling; soil, dark red alluvial; bituminous coal, gold, silver, plenty of timber. Products: small grains and vegetables; stockraising.

Newcastle, Population 1,715

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Journal-News News Co Friday Rep. 1889

Pacific States Newspaper Index

Source: Pacific States Newspaper Directory, Sixth Edition, Palmer & Rey Type Foundry, San Francisco, 1894

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