Homesteading and the Jenkins Family

Homesteading and the Jenkins Family (HM1QHJ)

Location: Buffalo, WY 82834 Johnson County
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N 44° 20.879', W 106° 41.983'

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This marker is in the form of a timeline. The left to right timeline is presented here from top to bottom. Jenkins Family History is in italics text. Homesteading History is in normal text. History Milestones are in bold text.

1862: First Homestead Act (160 acres)
1865: The Civil War ends
1877: Desert Land Act (640 acres)
1878: John R. Smith, first homestead in Johnson County — Ft. McKinney established and the town of Buffalo is started
1881: Johnson County organized
1884: City of Buffalo organized
1890: Wyoming Statehood
1891-1892: Johnson County Cattle War
1893: M.D. Jenkins and Sylvia Allen born in Illinois
1898-1899: Spanish-American War
1904: Dry Land Farming introduced to Wyoming
1909: Homestead Act changes (increased acreage and less proving time)
1912: M.D. and Sylvia engaged
1913: M.D. travels west moving cattle
1914: M.D. and Sylvia moved to Johnson County
1915: M.D. and Sylvia filed homestead on Dry Creek. Forrest born in Buffalo. M.D., Sylvia and Forrest live in a dugout
1916: M.D. completes the cabin

1918-1919 (sic): World War I
1920: Jenkins' receive Homestead Patent (title) — Louise born in the cabin
1921: Pauline Kathryn (Polly) born in the cabin
1925: M.D. and Sylvia sold the homestead, moved to the Salt Creek Oilfields

1934: General homesteading stopped
Circa 1935: Cabin moved to nearby ranch for use as a granary
1941-1945: World War II
1982: Polly (Jenkins) Oltion purchased and moved the cabin to Story
2005: Polly and her family donated the cabin to the Museum
2006: Cabin moved to the Museum
2007: Cabin opened
Year Placed2007
Placed ByJim Gatchell Memorial Museum
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, January 15th, 2016 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 364525 N 4911928
Decimal Degrees44.34798333, -106.69971667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 20.879', W 106° 41.983'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 20' 52.74" N, 106° 41' 58.98" W
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Area Code(s)307
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-151 US-16, Buffalo WY 82834, US
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