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The way it was: Dubois -- 1933
Nineteen years into its existence as an official Wyoming municipality, central Dubois is seen from the town overlook, still a popular spot for photography. The picture is from 1933. Photo courtesy Dubois Museum

The way it was: Dubois -- 1933

May 12, 2014 - Staff

This week marks the 100th birthday of Dubois.

The community, known previously as Never Sweat, conducted a referendum of the 156 residents to determine if official incorporation as a Wyoming municipality would take place.

The balloting was on May 9, 1914, at the town's post office, where Alice Welty was the postmistress.

The vote was 53 "yes," 15 "no." Shortly after, Fremont County Clerk H.M. Farlow signed the notice of incorporation and forwarded it to the State of Wyoming on May 14, which is the date observed as the town's anniversary.

Postmistress Welty was the wife of Dr. Francis H. Welty, who would become the first mayor of the new town. Along with the mayor, the first town council consisted of W.K. Carson, B.F. Caldwell, L.D. Welch and James Stewart.

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