Swan Land and Cattle Company Headquarters

E side of Chugwater, Chugwater, Wyoming

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Swan Land & Cattle Company

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Description 

Originally the headquarters of an early Wyoming homestead (Thomas Maxwell), this group of structures became the seat of activity for the Swan Land and Cattle Company soon after its incorporation in 1884. The immense enterprise was the child of Alexander Hamilton Swan, pioneer and innovator in the breeding and raising of cattle, and was among the largest, most impressive and most important operations of that brilliant but short lived period of western capitalism, the American range cattle industry. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS WY-71)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000760
Area of significance
Exploration/Settlement
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Agricultural outbuildings; Business
Current function
Business
Period of significance
1875-1899
Significant year
1884
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 4

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