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Lysite
Lysite
Wyoming
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Lysite (also Lysaght) is an unincorporated community in northeastern Fremont County, Wyoming, United States. It lies along local roads northeast of the city of Lander, the county seat of Fremont County. Its elevation is 5,276 feet (1,608 m). Although Lysite is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 82642. The Bridger Trail passed near Lysite on its way north to the gold fields of Montana in the 19th century. Public education in the community of Lysite is provided by Fremont County School District #24. The district has three campuses – Shoshoni Elementary School (grades PK-6), Shoshoni Junior High School (grades 7-8) and Shoshoni High School (grades 9-12). Lysite is home to the J.B. Oakley mansion, as well as the dollhouse. It has an old one room schoolhouse, library, and a general store. It also plays host to a very diverse culture. Most of the residents run cows and horses, and most residents have some background in Agriculture. Every summer the locals host the gymkhanas, which is a series of mini rodeos. On Labor Day, Lysite hosts a large rodeo, including a night of Ranch Rodeo. It also has the Natural Gas Plant, owned and operated by encanta.

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I want to clarify something said on this site about Lysite, WY.

I grew up in Lost Cabin, WY, from 1954 to 1969. Lost Cabin is 3 miles from Lysite. The Okie Mansion actually is located in Lost Cabin. The "Doll House" is also located in Lost Cabin, not Lysite. My family resided in the "Doll House" from 1961 or 62 till 1969.

Recently a young woman moved the "Doll House" to her property in Casper and is renovating it. She keeps me up with her progress on the renovations. The "Doll House" was to have been built maybe 1918 or 1920ish.

As to Lysite being of any interest to anyone, I personally would doubt that there is anything of real intetest there, unless someone is into Wyoming history. I hope I am not offending the people from Lysite, which I happen to know a lot of them, growing up in the area and riding the school bus almost 42 miles one way, with ones from Lost Cabin and Lysite.

Lost cabin seems to have more that would interest someone, "The Okie Mansion", which I just read, allows tours. I know the museum in Riverton, Wy, has taken people on tours of the mansion. I myself, living in Lost Cabin for all the years I did, never was inside and that is my biggest regret!! Hope someday I can afford to go back and tour it, and to see the "Doll House" in all its glory, being saved from decay and wrecking ball

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