Goose Egg, Wyoming

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Goose Egg
Goose Egg is located in Wyoming
Goose Egg
Goose Egg
Location within the state of Wyoming
Goose Egg is located in the United States
Goose Egg
Goose Egg
Goose Egg (the United States)
Coordinates: 42°45′45″N 106°29′12″W / 42.76250°N 106.48667°W / 42.76250; -106.48667Coordinates: 42°45′45″N 106°29′12″W / 42.76250°N 106.48667°W / 42.76250; -106.48667
CountryUnited States
StateWyoming
CountyNatrona
Elevation
4,026 ft (1,227 m)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MST)
GNIS feature ID1597334[1]

Goose Egg is an unincorporated community located in Natrona County, Wyoming, United States. It is 5,344 feet above sea level.[1] It appears to have been named for a natural feature,[2] namely, a nest of goose eggs laid by a Canada goose.[3]

Goose Egg lies within Natrona County School District Number 1. It once had a post office, which has closed as of 2016. The United States Geological Survey had a water station at Coal Creek near Goose Egg, from the 1960s through the 1980s.[4]

Goose Egg was the residence of songwriter Albert Norton, composer of Our boys are marching again, a patriotic ditty composed in 1943 during World War II.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Goose Egg, Wyoming
  2. ^ Thompson, George E. (2009). You Live Where?. iUniverse. ISBN 9781440134210. Retrieved October 28, 2016.
  3. ^ Bonander, Rick. "A close call on the C.Y. cattle trail". Road Trip (blog). Retrieved October 28, 2016.
  4. ^ United States Geological Survey Water-supply Paper. United States Geological Survey. 2001. p. 576. Retrieved October 28, 2016.
  5. ^ Catalog of Copyright entries. United States Copyright Office. 1943. p. 959. Retrieved October 28, 2016.