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FIRST WOMAN MAYOR IN WYOMING [etching of a bust of lady mayor] "Mrs. Susan Wissler, on May 9, 1911, was elected mayor of Dayton, Wyoming, then a community of about 175 people. She served two terms of two years each. Her administration was marked by civic improvement and community betterment as her campaign promise to curb gambling and regulate the operation of saloons was, in a measure, fulfilled. Mrs. Wissler was truly a pioneer. She taught in the public schools of this area for several years and actively encouraged her students to go on for further study. As a practical nurse she is remembered for her ministrations in time of trouble. She also owned and operated a millinery and dry goods store for a number of years. Dayton became her home in 1890. She died in 1938. Erected 1965 by the Wyoming State Archives and Historical Department and the Wyoming State Historical Society.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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