1917 The Wyoming Legislature appropriated $750 to move Jim Baker's cabin from Carbon County to Cheyenne. Baker was a frontiersman who came West working for the American Fur Company. He was later Chief Scout for Gen. Harney out of Ft. Laramie. In 1859 he homesteaded at a location that is now within Denver Colorado. He held a commission in the Colorado State Militia during the Civil War. He relocated to a site near Savery Wyoming in 1873 and homesteaded there. He continued to ranch in that location until his death in 1898, although he did serve the Army as a scout occasionally in the 1870s.Today the cabin is located once again in Savery. It is an unusual structure, as it was built partially as a block house in case of attack. It's interesting to note that a concern for preserving the early history
Monday, February 13, 2017
Today In Wyoming's History: February 13, 1917 Legislature acts to move the Jim Baker cabin.
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