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Nancy L. Jennings (View posts)
Posted: 10 Feb 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
In 1892 there was a confrontation called various things-
Johnson County Cattle War--Johnson County Invasion....
It was NOT a sheep vs. cattle, but rather large stockgrowers
vs. small homesteader. There are two Wyoming State Historical markers, one at the entrance to the TA Ranch on
Old Highway 87 south of Buffalo and one closer to town,
which marks the area where Tisdale was killed. These were placed prior to the 1992 State Trek hosted by the Johnson County Historical Society. O.E.(Orley)"Ranger" Jones (age 23)was shot in the back three (3)times at Muddy Creek
Crossing Nov-Dec 1891, in prelude to the Invasion.

FROM: local history files @ Johnson County Library

"cattle and sheep war"

Posted: 10 Feb 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 27 Sep 2001 7:26PM GMT
Surnames: Jones
When and where did the "cattle and sheep range war take place? Seeking site of historical marker naming two Jones brothers firing either the first or last shots of this dispute. Did this take place in Johnson county,Wyoming?

Re: cattle war

Elaine Tisdale (View posts)
Posted: 24 Aug 2003 3:23PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Tisdale
I was wondering about the John Tisdale that was killed in the Johnson War near Kaycee, Wyoming. Where did he come from? There were also two other tisdales mentioned in the History Channel Video. Was also wondering where these Tisdales came from.

Re: cattle war

Nancy L. Jennings (View posts)
Posted: 24 Aug 2003 5:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
There were "Tisdale" men from two unrelated families in Johnson county in the 1890s. I will check at the Library on Monday and email you the results. Nancy

Re: cattle war

Elaine Tisdale (View posts)
Posted: 10 Sep 2003 9:31PM GMT
Classification: Query
Nancy,
Was wondering if you had a chance to find out about the Tisdales in the Johnson County Wars and where they came from before they went to Wyoming. Sorry to be a pest.

Re: cattle war

Nancy Jennings (View posts)
Posted: 10 Sep 2003 10:27PM GMT
Classification: Query
Got buried on my desk-SORRY! Nancy

Re: cattle war

nancy jennings (View posts)
Posted: 12 Sep 2003 10:07PM GMT
Classification: Query
Have emailed you lenghty report

Re: cattle war

Posted: 12 Sep 2003 10:22PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 12 Sep 2003 10:27PM GMT
Hi Nancy. I too would appreciate any info on the JCW. I have read Banditti and some other histories...but I have found those resources limited as to the names of actual participants. My gr-grandfather Wilbur Williams, Sr was managing the +H at the time, south of Buffalo. This must have been close to the "the line of fire"...but I'm not sure which side, if any, he supported. Hesse, after all, seemed to support the big cattlemen from Cheyenne and Denver. Of course, Wilbur's partners were also from that area, his brother Sylvester being a Denver lawyer. The Tisdale's are a gimme, but what about the Williams'? Thanks Nancy! Mike

Re: cattle war

Posted: 22 Apr 2008 7:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
That is crap about Hesse. Those books were written from the the invaders side of the encounter. If you look back at records then you you will see that Hesse was supposedly out of the country at that time. Hesse was NOT on the side of the invaders.
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