A while back I had a reader comment with this:
“Carol, I am 92 and my father, William H. Small, owned two ranches near Ten Sleep. Two of my siblings were born there. My sister was born in 1919 and my brother in 1916. Some time around early 20s there was a winter of 56 below. my father couldn’t get food or water to the Herefords and they died. He lost everything. Would you know anything about the Small ranches? My niece sent me the Red Dirt Diary article in Working Ranch..very interesting. Her husband is a cattleman in Florida. G.”
Well, I asked Vernon. It sounded “familiar” but no details came to him.
I looked up Small in the Ten Sleep history book… nope.
I posted to a local facebook group, but didn’t get any results.
I did find some homestead information from the Government Land Office… but I think she may be looking for stories…
Anyone out there able to share any memories for G????