Meeteetse

Pop. 368 Elev. 5,797


Taken from a Shoshone word meaning ?resting or gathering place?, the town of Meeteetse took its name from the creek nearby. When the post office opened here in 1881, it was one of the first in the Bighorn Basin, and by 1890, Meeteetse was the biggest town in the area. Later, in 1893, the settlement was moved closer to the Greybull River. One-time mayor, John W. Deane, ran away from home in the East at age 15 to become a cowboy driving cattle up the Texas Trail in the 1870s. He lived with Indians for five months, and became a mail carrier for seven years before going into politics.

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