Near Aladdin in Crook County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Later Years of Operation
The immediate valley at the turn of the century boasted an estimated population of 500 inhabitants. Various coal mine settlements sprang up in the area with names such as Barkertown, Barrett Town and Hat Creek. The area settlements had company-built homes, a school, hotel, boarding house, saloon, barber shop, general store, post-office, drug store and dance hall.
The coal tipple is at the site of old Barkertown. Aladdin is the only coal mine settlement that remains. The population of Aladdin is currently 15 (1992) The Aladdin general store and post office, built in 1896, is truly worth a visit and will lend a better understanding of the area's coal miners and homesteaders and their way of life.
Erected by Aladdin Historical
Location. 44° 38.322′ N, 104° 9.786′ W. Marker is near Aladdin, Wyoming, in Crook County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 24 near Owl Creek Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Aladdin WY 82710, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tipple Stabilazation (sic) (within shouting distance of this marker); Tipple Operation (within shouting distance of this marker); Coal Production (within shouting distance of this marker); Aladdin Tipple History (within shouting distance of this marker); Adit Entrance (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hoist House (within shouting distance of this marker); Bioremediation (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Vore Buffalo Jump (approx. 7.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aladdin.
More about this marker. The Aladdin Tipple Historical Interpretive Park is located about 1/2 mile east of Aladdin.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 22, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 175 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 22, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.