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Thayne in Lincoln County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

First Post Office

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 11, 2015
1. First Post Office Marker
Inscription. Thayne, formerly called Glencoe, was founded in 1888, a which time mail was brought into Star Valley by team and wagon and distributed to the people from a log cabin owned by Joseph Thayne. The building was one room 12 X 15 feet with a dirt floor. Three years later it was moved to the center of town and Henry Thayne and his wife occupied it. This log cabin, located one and one-half rods west of this site, became the first post office May 8, 1891 with Laura Thayne post mistress.
 
Erected 1963 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 277.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 42° 55.321′ N, 111° 0.152′ W. Marker is in Thayne, Wyoming, in Lincoln County. Marker is on North Main Street (U.S. 89) near Wright Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 477 North Main Street, Thayne WY 83127, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Agriculture under the Stars (approx. 2.5 miles away); Wyoming's Wildlife (approx. 2.5 miles away); The Baker Cabin
First Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 11, 2015
2. First Post Office Marker
(approx. 7.5 miles away); Tincup Creek (approx. 10.1 miles away in Idaho); Star Valley (approx. 14 miles away); Mormons in Star Valley (approx. 14 miles away); Afton Wyoming (approx. 14.1 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 156 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 13, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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