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A Little About Lincoln County
The flags of Spain, Mexico, and England flew over some of
the territory that now comprises Lincoln County before it became a permanent
part of the United States. Parts of the county were segmented with Oregon,
Washington, Idaho, and Utah. Territories at different times before the
Organic Act of July 25, 1868, established the boundaries of the new Wyoming
Territory. At one time Nebraska and Dakota Territories reached to the
southeastern edge of present Lincoln County. Lincoln County was created on
February 20, 1911.
The Fur Trade Rendezvous of 1834 was held on Hamsfork, just
north of present-day Kemmerer. The Oregon Trail in its several divisions,
and the Lander Trail, the first subsidized road in the United States, and
probably the first road in the United States where people and livestock passed
each other in moving both east and west, all intersect the county. Despite
this early activity, permanent settlements were not started in the region until
after the Civil War.
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