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Big Horn Basin Towns and Newspapers
Studying the history of our towns help us understand our own family history. We are looking for additional history of each of the following towns. Any contributions would be greatly appreciated.
Byron, Cowley, and Lovell Town Records are: Minutes, Ordinance Books, Receipts and Expenditures
Byron Town Minutes begin 1910-1954 There are a few missing years in the 30's when minute books were destroyed by mice. Mentions a defugulity of ownership of land, a person had felt he had been given the land but no offical records of such had been recorded and when the original owner of the land died his son wanted the land that the other person had felt he had been given. Town Hall has a drawer with a few miscellaneous pictures such as when there was the big oil field burn and the flour mill, etc.
Chatham - see Winchester. Washakie.
Chrystal, a Burlington railroad station. Big Horn.
Cloverly - discontinued post office named by Jack Copman, located on his ranch. Big Horn.
Coburn - discontinued post office named for Edwin Coburn, postmaster. Big Horn.
Cody - Settled 1895, incorporated 1901. Park.
Basin City Herald
1896- formed from the Paint Rock Record
Big Horn County Rustler 1900-1928 formed from The Rustler, started in 1889 in Bonanza moved in 1890 to Otto moved in1896 to Hyattville moved in 1900 to Basin.
Basin Republican -1928
above two newspaper merged to form Basin Rupublican-Rustler in 1928
Basin Republican-Rustler 1928-
The Rustler 1889-1890 changed name to Big Horn County Rustler and moved to Otto in 1890
Burlington Post 1903-1906 (short lived)
Shoshone Valley News 1898- moved to Meeteetse changed to Meeteetse News
Cody Enterprise 1899-1910
Wyoming Stockgrower & Farmer 1902-1910
The above two papers combined in 1910 to form the Park County Enterprise
Park County Enterprise 1910-
Park County Herald -1926 joined with Park County Enterprise in 1926
Cody Times -1954
joined with above two newspapers in 1954 to become Cody Enterprise
Cody Enterprise 1954- A fire accurred in 1974 some newspapers were lost along with two lives.
Northern Wyoming Herald
Heart Mountain Sentinel (during World War II years)
Cowley Progress 1910-1948 original copy housed at Lovell Chronicle office in Lovell, WY.
Deaver Sentinel 1940-1949- original copy housed at Lovell Chronicle office in Lovell, WY.
Garland Courier 1911-1913 moved to Powell renamed Powell Leade
Wyoming Standard 1907-1916
changed to Greybull Standard
Greybull Standard 1916-1923
Greybull Tribune 1921-1923
above two newspapers merged to form Greybull Standard and Tribune Greybull Standard and Tribune 1923-
Paint Rock Record
1891-1896 moved to Basin and formed Basin
City Herald 1896-
Big Horn County Rustler 1896-1900 moved to Basin in 1900
Kane Herald 1915- (destroyed by fire?)
1906- fire destroyed issues before June
Lovell Chronicle office Lovell,Wy has original copies since June 1930
1898?-1932 merges into (Cody)
Enterprise in 1932
Big Horn County News 1898- formed from Otto Courier 1893-1898 (Otto)
Wyoming Standard 1902-1907 moved to Greybull in 1907
Grey Bull Mascot 1892- (short lived)
1894-1898 moved to Meeteetse became Big
Horn Couty News
Big Horn County Rustler 1890-1896 moved to Hyattville in 1896.
Powell Leader 1914-1918 merges with Powell Tribune in 1918
a fire occurs in 1918 in one of the newspaper offices.
A Powell Page in Cody Enterprise 1909-
Big Horn River Pilot
Thermopolis Record 1901-1928
Thermopolis Independent 1906-1928
These two papers joined to make the Thermoplis Independent-Record in 1928.
Thermopolis Daily Reminder 1930-1932 formed Thermoplis Journal 1932
Thermopolis Journal 1932-
Thermopolis Daily Record 1931 (short lived)
1906-1939 became Daily News
Washakie Signal Fire 1938-1944
Daily News (Wyoming News) 1939-1949 incorporated Worland Grit and Washakie Signal Fire
Northern Wyoming Daily News 1940-1953- continues the Worland Grit and Wyoming News (Daily News)
Index to vital statistics to
above papers on microfiche in Family History
Center, Lovell, Wy
Places where old newspapers our
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