BUILDER OF TRAIL END
A penniless orphan when he came up the Texas Trail in 1879, John B. Kendrick made his fortune in ranching and real estate, and later went on to serve as Governor and U. S. Senator from Wyoming. Trail End was built to be his retirement home.
LADY OF THE HOUSE
Eula Wulfjen Kendrick was the beloved daughter of a well-to-do ranching family. Raised in Wyoming, educated in Texas, and introduced to society in Colorado, Eula was a cultured woman who helped make Trail End a comfortable family home.
COMING OF AGE AT TRAIL END
Rosa-Maye Kendrick turned sixteen on the day her family moved into Trail End. The stately new home was a fine introduction to the world she would soon come to know as the daughter of a Senator and the wife of a career Army officer.
SON & HEIR
Manville Kendrick was a man of two worlds: ranch and society. Raised in the West and educated at Harvard, he spent a good deal of time balancing his job as a working cattleman with his love of travel, music, fine foods and entertainment.
AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN
Major Hubert Harmon courted Rosa-Maye Kendrick for five years before she finally said "yes" in 1927. Following their marriage, they moved to London, the first of many postings during his long and celebrated Army career.
TRAIL END'S "SECOND LADY"
The daughter of United States Surgeon General Hugh Cumming, Diana fell in love with the West - and Manville Kendrick - in 1926. After their 1929 marriage at the National Cathedral, the couple moved to Trail End to raise their family.
One Cowboy's Dream: John B. Kendrick's Family, Home and Ranching Empire
(2005, Donning Press) is not only about John Kendrick, but his family as well: Eula Wulfjen Kendrick, who worked alongside her husband on his journey from log cabin to Governors' Mansion and beyond; Rosa-Maye Kendrick, who, no matter where she lived during her years as an Army wife, always called the West her home; Manville Kendrick, the Ivy League cowboy who won the heart of a blue-blooded debutante and brought her West to live in the family's dream home, a beautiful mansion in northern Wyoming known from the start as "Trail End."