The Town of Mills

The Town of Mills (HM1QBN)

Location: Mills, WY 82644 Natrona County
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N 42° 50.693', W 106° 22.509'

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In 1919 the Mills Construction Company purchased a major portion of this area to mine sand and gravel from the floor plain of the North Platte River. This material was hauled by horse and wagon to the Midwest refinery (now Amoco) to build roads and tank farm dikes. By 1921 over a thousand people lived in the area along what is now First Street.

The people voted to incorporate the Town of Mills in April of 1921. George Boyle was elected Mayor and took office in May. The Town built a new town hall and a highly controversial bond election approved money for construction of a public water system. The Town's first water tank was built on this site in 1924 and stood here until 1975. Mills has grown over the years and today is over a square mile in size and has two thousand residents.
Year Placed1990
Placed ByNatrona County Historical Society
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Date Added Sunday, January 3rd, 2016 at 1:03pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 387631 N 4744506
Decimal Degrees42.84488333, -106.37515000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 50.693', W 106° 22.509'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 50' 41.58" N, 106° 22' 30.54" W
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Area Code(s)307
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 901-999 Platte Ave, Mills WY 82644, US
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