Friday, January 13, 2017

Today In Wyoming's History: February 13, 1917. The Wyoming Legislature appropriated $750 to move Jim Baker's cabin from Carbon County to Cheyenne.

Today In Wyoming's History: February 13: 1917  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.

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