Brown Springs
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Title:Brown Springs
History:It was in that year that Mr. Henry took up a homestead when Congress threw open for settlement the land lying north of the Platte river. After investigating numerous sections of the western country he finally decided upon Brown Springs in the Cheyenne River district as the place in which he preferred to locate and there he engaged in the sheep and cattle business. His place has become famous in recent years as the well known 88 Ranch and he went through all the experiences of frontier life in the settlement of the state and the development of its resources as an agricultural and stock raising district. From biography of Michael Henry. (Bartlett)
County:Converse
Feature Category:Water Features
Origin Of Name:"Brown Springs Creek and the springs at the base of a sandstone bluff nearby were named for Lieutenant John Brown, Company E, Eleventh Ohio Cavalry. Brown had been wounded near there on July 20, 1864 while pursuing the Indians who had captured emigrant Fanny Kelly. Brown died the next morning at the soldier's camp at the creek."(Diaries)It was in that year that Mr. Henry took up a homestead when Congress threw open for settlement the land lying north of the Platte river. After investigating numerous sections of the western country he finally decided upon Brown Springs in the Cheyenne River district as the place in which he preferred to locate and there he engaged in the sheep and cattle business. His place has become famous in recent years as the well known 88 Ranch and he went through all the experiences of frontier life in the settlement of the state and the development of its resources as an agricultural and stock raising district. From biography of Michael Henry. (Bartlett)
Type (DCMI):JPEG
Link:Search Wyoming Places
Document ID:11141593

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