By Lawrence M. Woods
The Swan identify is inseparable from the historical past of Wyoming and the West, and whilst Swan made his mark in Wyoming within the Eighteen Eighties, ranching used to be king. the most important between Alex Swan’s many company creations, The Swan Land and farm animals corporation, Ltd., was once one of many greater farm animals 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 height it was once one of the most important sheep businesses within the country.
This new paintings for the 1st time relates the lifetime of Alex Swan, and provides an entire historical past of the Swan businesses. Lawrence M. Woods has combed the surviving company documents and different files held within the usa and abroad.
At the peak of his monetary lifestyles, Swan used to be acknowledged to be the richest guy in Wyoming Territory, and his impression prolonged past enterprise affairs to group carrier, 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 used to be a strength within the Wyoming ranching international, specially after his circulate to Cheyenne in 1874. Woods information Swan’s existence within the years after his separation from the Scottish-controlled Swan Land and livestock corporation, in particular his actions in Ogden, Utah.
The Swan businesses persisted operation into the mid-twentieth century. John Clay performed a huge function of their operation, and he figures prominently of their tale. Alex Swan and the Swan businesses is a crucial portrait of the interior workings of the western farm animals and its leaders.
The booklet has a bibliography, index, and 3 appendices. it's 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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Alex Swan and the Swan Companies (Western Lands and Waters Series) by Lawrence M. Woods