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the Poorhouse Story

"I was a child in the 1930s and remember going to a place my Father called The Poor Farm outside of Cody, [Park County] Wyoming. I have not researched it since."
     Ruth Kern  donkern@mcn.net 

the Poorhouse Story


The following is an excerpt from a U.S. Government REPORT summarizing various state poor laws in 1904. .
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     Note: This report, when referring to Wyoming, uses the term "workhouse" 
and specifically mentions a county poorhouse in Laramie County
as well as a "state poor asylum" in Tremont County     PHL

"I believe that there is a misprint in the government report regarding Wyoming.  There is no Tremont County in Wyoming.  However, there is a Fremont County and I believe that is the one they meant to refer.  Fremont County is in the middle of Wyoming.   Laramie County is in the southeastern corner.  The state capitol is located in Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyoming. Most of us in Wyoming would know this but I just thought that folks living outside of Wyoming may need to know this."  Sarah Lorentz  alicetoo@attbi.com 


the Poorhouse Story

the Poorhouse Story

We are hoping to build this base of information about poorhouses in WYOMING through the helpful participation of  readers. All are requested to submit items of interest by sending e-mail to The Poorhouse Lady.

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