By Lawrence M. Woods
The Swan identify is inseparable from the heritage of Wyoming and the West, and whilst Swan made his mark in Wyoming within the Eighteen Eighties, ranching was once king. the biggest between Alex Swan’s many company creations, The Swan Land and farm animals corporation, Ltd., was once one of many higher cattle businesses to function within the American West, and it survived lengthy after it founder’s monetary debacle within the nice iciness of 1886-1887. At one time, the Swan was once acknowledged to be the most important inner most landowner in Wyoming, and at its top it was once one in every of the most important sheep businesses within the country.
This new paintings for the 1st time relates the lifetime of Alex Swan, and gives a whole heritage of the Swan businesses. Lawrence M. Woods has combed the surviving company files and different files 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 effect 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 pacesetter 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 global, in particular after his circulate to Cheyenne in 1874. Woods information Swan’s lifestyles within the years after his separation from the Scottish-controlled Swan Land and farm animals corporation, in particular his actions in Ogden, Utah.
The Swan businesses persisted operation into the mid-twentieth century. John Clay performed a massive position of their operation, and he figures prominently of their tale. Alex Swan and the Swan businesses is a vital portrait of the interior workings of the western farm animals and its leaders.
The publication has a bibliography, index, and 3 appendices. it truly is certain in wealthy brown linen fabric and has a foil stamped backbone and entrance conceal. Western Lands and Waters sequence, XXII
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