Beulah
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Name:Beulah
Origin Of Name:A post office named by seven families on ranches located on Sand Creek in 1881. (Annals of Wyoming 14:3) Many towns and villages bear this scriptural name. (Gannett, 1905)Beulah Post Office was established on February 21, 1883 with Alexander Moorcroft as its first postmaster. (Wyoming Post Offices) Beulah, population 80, Crook County. A post office on Red River, 22 miles southeast of Aladdin, the shipping point, and 15 miles east of Spearfish, S.D., the banking point. Has a Catholic church and flour mill. Stage and mail daily from Spearfish and Sundance, fare $1.00 to former and $1.50 to latter. (Gazetteer, 1908-9) Important stock raising and farming town in Crook County, 20 miles northeast of Sundance. Daily stages from Spearfish on the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad. (Wyoming State Business Directory, 1910-11) Beulah has a remarkable history. Its first settlement is well remembered by the pioneers of Crook County. Since the early 1880's a post office, store, and road ranch have managed to survive there and hence the history of Beulah dates back even further than that of Sundance. But the real flourishing times for Beulah did not take place until the early 1890's. At that time stringent liquor legislation was passed in the Dakotas. With the state boundary line only about a mile from Beulah, liquor trafficking was sparked in Wyoming. It is said that at one time there were over a half-dozen saloons in Beulah. (WPA)
County:Crook
Feature Category:Manmade Features
History:Beulah Post Office was established on February 21, 1883 with Alexander Moorcroft as its first postmaster. (Wyoming Post Offices) Beulah, population 80, Crook County. A post office on Red River, 22 miles southeast of Aladdin, the shipping point, and 15 miles east of Spearfish, S.D., the banking point. Has a Catholic church and flour mill. Stage and mail daily from Spearfish and Sundance, fare $1.00 to former and $1.50 to latter. (Gazetteer, 1908-9) Important stock raising and farming town in Crook County, 20 miles northeast of Sundance. Daily stages from Spearfish on the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad. (Wyoming State Business Directory, 1910-11) Beulah has a remarkable history. Its first settlement is well remembered by the pioneers of Crook County. Since the early 1880's a post office, store, and road ranch have managed to survive there and hence the history of Beulah dates back even further than that of Sundance. But the real flourishing times for Beulah did not take place until the early 1890's. At that time stringent liquor legislation was passed in the Dakotas. With the state boundary line only about a mile from Beulah, liquor trafficking was sparked in Wyoming. It is said that at one time there were over a half-dozen saloons in Beulah. (WPA)
Document ID:11141801

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