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Swan Land & Cattle Company, Manager's House, State Route 313, Chugwater, Platte County, WY



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Location
State Route 313, Chugwater, WY

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS WY-71-C
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-19, FN-20, FN-21).
Building/structure dates: 1876 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1884 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1903 subsequent work
National Register Number: 66000760
Significance: Originally the ranch house on Thomas Maxwell's Wyoming homestead, this structure became the seat of activity for the Swan Land and Cattle Company soon after its incorporation in 1883 and the residence of its manager. The immense cattle enterprise was engineered by Alexander Hamilton Swan, a pioneer and innovator in the breeding and raising of cattle. Swan's company was among the largest and most important operations of the American Range Cattle Industry.

Subjects
Ranch Houses


Related Names
Swan, Alexander Hamilton


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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