By Lawrence M. Woods
The Swan identify is inseparable from the heritage of Wyoming and the West, and while Swan made his mark in Wyoming within the Eighteen Eighties, ranching was once king. the most important between Alex Swan’s many company creations, The Swan Land and livestock corporation, Ltd., was once one of many higher farm animals businesses to function within the American West, and it survived lengthy after it founder’s monetary debacle within the nice wintry weather of 1886-1887. At one time, the Swan used to be acknowledged to be the most important inner most landowner in Wyoming, and at its height it used to be one of the biggest sheep businesses within the country.
This new paintings for the 1st time relates the lifetime of Alex Swan, and gives a whole background of the Swan businesses. Lawrence M. Woods has combed the surviving company documents and different records held within the usa and abroad.
At the peak of his monetary lifestyles, Swan was once stated to be the richest guy in Wyoming Territory, and his impact prolonged past company affairs to neighborhood provider, either in Wyoming and in Iowa. but, after his dramatic monetary cave in, there have been many that ridiculed what he had performed, and Swan’s silence has left these criticisms at the list, with no rebuttal.
Swan, a pace-setter within the Wyoming inventory Growers organization from its founding in 1873, served as its moment president. selling using Hereford farm animals at the excessive plains, he was once a strength within the Wyoming ranching international, specially after his movement to Cheyenne in 1874. Woods information Swan’s lifestyles within the years after his separation from the Scottish-controlled Swan Land and livestock corporation, particularly his actions in Ogden, Utah.
The Swan businesses endured operation into the mid-twentieth century. John Clay performed an immense position of their operation, and he figures prominently of their tale. Alex Swan and the Swan businesses is a vital portrait of the internal workings of the western livestock and its leaders.
The booklet has a bibliography, index, and 3 appendices. it truly is sure in wealthy brown linen fabric and has a foil stamped backbone and entrance disguise. Western Lands and Waters sequence, XXII
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