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Near Dayton in Sheridan County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

First Woman Mayor in Wyoming

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2015
1. First Woman Mayor in Wyoming Marker
Inscription. Mrs. Susan Wissler, on May 9 1911, was elected mayor of Dayton, Wyoming, then a community of about 175 people. She served two terms of two years each. Her administration was marked by civic improvements and community betterment as her campaign promise to curb gaming and regulated the operation of saloons was, in a measure, fulfilled.
Mrs. Wissler was truly a pioneer. She taught in the public schools of this area for several years and actively encouraged her students to go for further study. As a practical nurse she is remembered for her ministrations in time of trouble. She also owned and operated a millinery and drygoods store for a number of years. Dayton became her home in 1890. She died in 1938.
 
Erected by Wyoming State Archives and Historical Department and Wyoming State Historical Society.
 
Location. 44° 52.453′ N, 107° 15.681′ W. Marker is near Dayton, Wyoming, in Sheridan County. Marker is on Broadway Avenue near East 4th Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 608 Broadway Avenue, Dayton WY 82836, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dayton Community Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tongue River Crossing
First Woman Mayor in Wyoming Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2015
2. First Woman Mayor in Wyoming Marker
(approx. 2.2 miles away); Stagecoach Roads in Sheridan County (approx. 2.2 miles away); Bozeman Trail (approx. 2.2 miles away); Hogback (approx. 4.6 miles away); Ohlman Postoffice and Stage Station (approx. 4.6 miles away); Syncline Thrust Fault (approx. 4.7 miles away); Ranchester (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dayton.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at the Dayton Town Hall.
 
Also see . . .  Susan Wissler - Find a Grave. Mrs. Wissler for nearly four decades watched the development of the Big Horn country from a frontier land to its present stage. A single wagon brought the hardy pioneer woman with her invalid husband and two children, to Wyoming from Denver, Colo., in 1900. (Submitted on December 7, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Government
 
Susan Wissler House image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2015
3. Susan Wissler House
National Register of Historic Places
Wyoming Place No. 188
Mrs. Susan Wissler image. Click for full size.
By Find a Grave
4. Mrs. Susan Wissler
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 7, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 141 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 7, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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