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Mills in Natrona County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

The Town of Mills

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 17, 2015
1. The Town of Mills Marker
Inscription. In 1919 the Mills Construction Company purchased a major portion of this area to mine sand and gravel from the floor plain of the North Platte River. This material was hauled by horse and wagon to the Midwest refinery (now Amoco) to build roads and tank farm dikes. By 1921 over a thousand people lived in the area along what is now First Street.
The people voted to incorporate the Town of Mills in April of 1921. George Boyle was elected Mayor and took office in May. The Town built a new town hall and a highly controversial bond election approved money for construction of a public water system. The Town’s first water tank was built on this site in 1924 and stood here until 1975. Mills has grown over the years and today is over a square mile in size and has two thousand residents.
 
Erected 1990 by Natrona County Historical Society.
 
Location. 42° 50.693′ N, 106° 22.509′ W. Marker is in Mills, Wyoming, in Natrona County. Marker is on Platte Avenue near 9th Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 901 Platte Avenue, Mills WY 82644, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oregon Trail (here, next to this marker); The “Mormon” Ferry
The Town of Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 17, 2015
2. The Town of Mills Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Guinard Bridge (approx. half a mile away); Site of Old Platte Bridge (approx. half a mile away); The Upper Crossing (approx. half a mile away); The Road to Zion (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named The Mormon Ferry (approx. half a mile away); Reconstructed Fort Caspar (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mills.
 
More about this marker. This marker is in City Memorial Park, a triangular park bounded by Platte Avenue, 9th Street and Southwest Wyoming Boulevard in Mills, Wyoming.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 3, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 154 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 3, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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