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Rock Creek (Wyo.)

Subject Source: Local sources
Scope Note: Albany County, 50 miles west of Laramie City. The stage station at Rock Creek was constructed in 1860, and was destroyed, as noted in the discussion of the Deadwood Trail, by Indians. The town, itself, was founded in 1867. The railroad reached Rock Creek in 1868, and the town became an important junction for freighters and stages heading north. It was the principal point of shipment for supplies for Fort Fetterman and Powder River Country. With the coming of railroads to Montana and interior Wyoming, stage and freight business northward was discontinued... By 1899, the town was essentially abandoned, and the Union Pacific purchased the town at a judicial sale... In 1902, the Railroad sold the town to William Taylor... Taylor vacated Rock Creek's town plat in 1904. -- from Wyoming Tales and Trails (accessed 2023-07-05)

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Guide to the Albany County Justice of the Peace and County Court records

Identifier: RG1013

Albany County Justice of the Peace/County Court records as maintained by the Wyoming State Archives consist of dockets, case files, marriage records, correspondence, and monthly reports. They were originally filed with the Justice of the Peace/County Courts in Albany County.

Dates: 1868-1992

Guide to the Amanda M. Fletcher Cook Collection

 Collection — Box 362
Identifier: H73-35

Articles, depositions, publications, correspondence to and from Amanda Fletcher Cook.

Dates: 1866-1922