WHO WERE THE KENDRICKS?

JOHN BENJAMIN KENDRICK

JOHN BENJAMIN KENDRICK

JOHN BENJAMIN KENDRICK

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BUILDER OF TRAIL END

1857-1933


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.

EULA WULFJEN KENDRICK

JOHN BENJAMIN KENDRICK

JOHN BENJAMIN KENDRICK

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LADY OF THE HOUSE

1872-1961


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. 

ROSA-MAYE KENDRICK

ROSA-MAYE KENDRICK

ROSA-MAYE KENDRICK

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COMING OF AGE AT TRAIL END

1897-1979


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. 

MANVILLE KENDRICK

ROSA-MAYE KENDRICK

ROSA-MAYE KENDRICK

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SON & HEIR

1900-1992


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. 

HUBERT REILLY HARMON

HUBERT REILLY HARMON

HUBERT REILLY HARMON

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AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN

1895-1957


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. 

CLARA DIANA CUMMING

HUBERT REILLY HARMON

HUBERT REILLY HARMON

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TRAIL END'S "SECOND LADY"

1901-1987


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.

Want to Learn More About the Kendrick 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."