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Near Alcova in Natrona County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Ella Watson

Cattle Kate

 
 
Ella Watson Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Sandi Dunn, January 25, 2049
1. Ella Watson Memorial
Inscription.
Ella Watson
Better Known As
-- Cattle Kate --
July 2, 1861
July 20 1889

James Averell
Mar. 20, 1851
July 20, 1889

Both died by hanging at Spring Creek in Wyoming Territory, now known as the Pathfinder 101 Ranch

 
Erected by Pathfinder 101 Ranch.
 
Location. 42° 31.318′ N, 107° 2.467′ W. Marker is near Alcova, Wyoming, in Natrona County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 220 near County Route 321. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alcova WY 82620, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Preservation of Independence Rock (approx. 5 miles away); Independence Rock (approx. 5 miles away); Oregon Trail (approx. 5.1 miles away); The Ox-Team Monument Expedition (approx. 5.1 miles away); a different marker also named Independence Rock (approx. 5.3 miles away); Frederick Richard Fulkerson (approx. 10 miles away); The Emigrant Road (approx. 10.6 miles away); Tom Sun Ranch (approx. 10.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Alcova.
 
More about this marker. This memorial is located on the Pathfinder 101
Ella Watson, aka Cattle Kate image. Click for full size.
By WyoHistory
2. Ella Watson, aka Cattle Kate
Ranch. Permission and instructions to access it are required.
 
Also see . . .
1. Covering Cattle Kate: Newspapers and the Watson-Averell Lynching -- WyoHistory. On Saturday, July 20, 1889, eleven months before Wyoming became a state, a woman and a man were hanged from a pine tree in a gulch in the central part of the territory, not far from the Sweetwater River. The woman and the man were homesteaders. The six men who lynched them were cattlemen. (Submitted on June 14, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 

2. Ellen Liddy "Ella" Watson - Find A Grave. . In 1888, she filed a claim for 160 acres of land east of Steamboat Rock in southwestern Natrona County. Her claim was adjacent to land owned by rancher James Averell, who also operated a saloon and general store on the Sweetwater River northeast of Independence Rock. (Submitted on June 14, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
The lynching of Cattle Kate and James Averell image. Click for full size.
By Contemporary Lithograph
3. The lynching of Cattle Kate and James Averell
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 189 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on June 27, 2016.
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