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Stories

Since 1989, Trail End staff have written a number of articles of interest to members of the Trail End Guilds. Most were originally published in the Trail End newsletter. In order to share them with a wider audience, we  present them here in .pdf format.

Correspondence

 

For today's researchers, the Kendrick family's tendency to keep copies of letters both written and received has proven a blessing. Correspondence has been located on many topics, from personal and business relationships to the building of their home and ranch. 

Love Letters from Hanging Woman (pdf)

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Letters from the Old Man (pdf)

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Letters to Manville (pdf)

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Letters From Europe (pdf)

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Letters from London (pdf)

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Notes from a Daughter-in-Law (pdf)

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Planning Trail End (pdf)

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Letters from Landscapers (pdf)

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Letters from Omaha (pdf)

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Old Range Days (pdf)

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Trading for the OW (pdf)

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The Family

The Kendricks and their kin lived interesting lives. Fortunately for researchers, they kept a number of diaries, scrapbooks and letters chronicling their lives. 

Late a Senator from Wyoming (pdf)

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Kendricks Ladies (pdf)

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Rosa-Maye in the Bighorns (pdf)

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A Tale of Two Ships (pdf)

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Genealogical Adventures (pdf)

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The Cumming-Booth Family (pdf)

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Diana's Favorite Things (pdf)

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A Treasure Trove of Wedding Gifts (pdf)

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Recipes From Eula (pdf)

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Presentation is Everything (pdf)

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Trail End

For over 100 years, Trail End and its environs have been poked at, prodded and studied by family, guests, visitors, scholars and staff.

The Museum as Artifact (pdf)

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Save the Foundation (pdf)

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Graffiti Removal (pdf)

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Something New Underfoot (pdf)

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Who Brought JR (pdf)

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Rose Sobotka Hill (pdf)

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The Joys of School Tours (pdf)

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Visitor Comments (pdf)

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A Story from Father Christmas (pdf)

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The Keeper of the Grounds (pdf)

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This Old Home (pdf)

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Preservation

At Trail End, the staff spends a great deal of time ensuring that the collections - furnishings, textiles, photographs and archival materials - are cared for in a professional manner. They like to pass that knowledge on to their friends and neighbors.

Tracing a Home's History (pdf)

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Sensitive Rehabilitation (pdf)

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Varnishing Exterior Wood Doors (pdf)

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Preserving Family Photographs (pdf)

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Caring for Linens (pdf)

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Displaying Heirloom Quilts (pdf)

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Home Display Environments (pdf)

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Dusting for Success (pdf)

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Invasion of the Miller Moths (pdf)

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Architectural Terminology (pdf)

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Local History

Part of the reason staff work at Trail End is because they love history - particularly local history. And they love to write about it. The articles here relate either to local events or how world events impacted the Sheridan area.

Looking Back (pdf)

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Local War Dead (pdf)

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Spanish Influenza (pdf)

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Sheridanites in the Halls of Congress (pdf)

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Climbing Cloud Peak (pdf)

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Crazy for Croquet (pdf)

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The Killing of Charlie O (pdf)

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Letters Home

As part of Trail End's 2017-2018 exhibit, "Wake Up, America: Life at Home During the War, 1917-1918," Trail End posted excerpts from correspondence by Sheridan area soldiers and sailors. 

Letters Home-WyoNatlGuard (pdf)

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Letters Home-Artillery (pdf)

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Letters Home-Infantry (pdf)

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Letters Home-Engineers (pdf)

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Letters Home-Air Service (pdf)

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Letters Home-Medical (pdf)

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Letters Home-Navy&Marines (pdf)

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Letters Home-Miscellaneous (pdf)

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Letters Home-Non Combatants (pdf)

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Miscellaneous Articles

Every now and then, Trail End staff uncover information of interest that they just can't keep to themselves! They gave them to us to share here.

Writing Love Letters (pdf)

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The Meaning of Life (pdf)

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Radio Trivia (pdf)

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Formal Table Settings (pdf)

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How Old is Your Ball (pdf)

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That Can Do Spirit (pdf)

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Christmas Expressions (pdf)

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Christmas Traditions (pdf)

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Voices of Christmas Past (pdf)

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