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By David Martin

Monument dedication planned


October 4, 2017

One hundred fifty years is a milestone worth celebrating and the Sweetwater County Historical Museum, with help from the Sweetwater County Commissioners, are commemorating the county’s inception Oct. 17.

The county was originally known as Carter County, named for Judge William Alexander Carter, by the Dakota Territorial Legislature. When the Wyoming Territory was formed in 1869, the legislature changed its name to Sweetwater County, named for the Sweetwater River. The county’s original boundaries stretched from the Colorado border to the Montana border.

After 1869, land within the count...

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