Reflections from the Platte Valley Lyre

A glimpse back at Saratoga in 1891


December 2, 2020

Views of Southern Wyoming 1094. Illustration by Merritt D. Houghton

Reprint of this story from the December 3, 1891 issue of Platte Valley Lyre brought to you courtesy of Grandma's Cabin, Encampment, Wyoming. Preserving History - Serving the Community.

Saratoga has a population of 300 and is situated on the North Platte river, in a V shaped valley 50x75 miles, between two rich mineral bearing mountain ranges, in the southern part of Carbon county. It has two daily stage lines from the Union Pacific railroad – one from Fort Steele, 28 miles, and one from Rawlins, 36 miles; daily mail, and is the distributing point for Bennett, Swan, Collins, Pearl [Colo]...

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