Goose Egg Ranch

Goose Egg Ranch (HM1Q79)

Location: Casper, WY 82604 Natrona County
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N 42° 50.17', W 106° 22.328'

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The Goose Egg Ranch first received some notoriety when Owen Wister featured it in his book, The Virginian. In the novel, this is where the cowboys exchanged the babies' blankets, and after the dance, the mothers carried home the wrong children. The ranch and house site were located 10 miles south of Casper on the north bank of the North Platte River, at Bessemer Bend.

The Searight Brothers built the house in 1883 and lived there until 1886. The lumber, hardware, and materials used in the construction of the building was hauled by freight teams from Cheyenne, a distance of more than 225 miles. They then sold the ranch to J.M. Carey a future Governor of Wyoming.

The beautiful stone home slowly deteriorated, and despite efforts by local historians to save the ranch house, the building was demolished in July, 1951.
HM NumberHM1Q79
Placed ByNatrona County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, December 25th, 2015 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 387862 N 4743534
Decimal Degrees42.83616667, -106.37213333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 50.17', W 106° 22.328'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 50' 10.2" N, 106° 22' 19.68" W
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Area Code(s)307
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16-20 Fort Caspar Rd, Casper WY 82604, US
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