Near Alcova in Natrona County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Better Known As
-- Cattle Kate --
July 2, 1861
July 20 1889
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Women.
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alcova WY 82620, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 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); Naming a Landmark (approx. 5.2 miles away); Geologic StoryIndependence Rock (approx. 5.3 miles away); Frederick Richard Fulkerson (approx. 10 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alcova.
More about this marker. This memorial is located on the Pathfinder 101 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 Brentwood, 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 Brentwood, California.)
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