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posted March 02, 2002 01:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hawkijo   Click Here to Email hawkijo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dear All

I have just started to compile my family tree, and I have found that my Mother's Father came from Utah in the mid 1800's.

As his name was Stephen Moorcroft and your Moorcroft is not that far away, I
wondered if there might be a connection.

Stephen married a Miss Smith who was a school teacher, and they lived for a while in the village of Burbage, Wiltshire, before moving to London where my Mother was born.

Stephen was very fond of horses and worked for an undertaker in London where his main job was looking after the horses that pulled the hearse. He was also the man who walked in front of the cortege where he would lead the horses, dressed in black complete with black top hat.

Is there anyone in the town who is interested in genealogy who recognises Moorcroft as a surname? Or who can tell me how the town of Moorcroft came to be named?

I will be grateful for any information you can give.

Yours sincerely

John Hawkins

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posted March 02, 2002 11:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for OceanArcher   Click Here to Email OceanArcher     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
John --

There's limited informatin available for you, but here it is:

No information was available explaining how the town got it's name, however, it was recognized as one of the largest shipping points for sheep and cattle on the Old Texas Trail during the 1880s and 1890s.

Current population of Moorcroft, WY is less than 1,000 and the total amount of land area in the town is 2.782 square kilometers.

Nearby tourist attractions are: KeyHole State Park, which includes one of the largest lakes in Wyoming; Devil's Tower National Monument, the nation's first national monument, designated by then President Teddy Roosevelt; The Bearlodge Mountains, part of the Black Hills National Forest.

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posted February 18, 2004 12:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for moorcroft1   Click Here to Email moorcroft1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am from Moorcroft Wyoming, are you still interested in information?

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