A family-owned daily newspaper serving Riverton, Lander and Fremont County, Wyoming since 1949
The way it was: Dubois -- 1933

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.

Get your copy of The Ranger online, every day! If you are a current print subscriber and want to also access dailyranger.com online (there is nothing more to purchase) including being able to download The Mining and Energy Edition, click here. Looking to start a new online subscription to dailyranger.com (even if it is for just one day)? Access our secure SSL encrypted server and start your subscription now by clicking here.

Related Stories

Related Tags

County Weather

Photo Gallery

Twitter Feed (Follow Us!)

Contact Us  © 2017 Riverton Ranger, Inc.