This picture is from the Love Ranch where David Love, Wyoming Geologist, grew up on Muskrat Creek east of Riverton. David wrote some information about the cabin and it says as follows:
“View north at Love ranch house, built from 1905-1910. Logs were hauled by wagon from the Wind River Mountains 100 miles to the west. The addition with more peaked roof on the left is the dining room from the hotel at Old Muskrat Stage Station. It was bought by John G. Love, along with the rest of the town and moved by wagon 18 miles to the Love Ranch between 1905 and 1910. That addition was the school room for the Love boys, Allan and David. The big tree on the right was planted by David in 1923 when he was 10 years old. It had been carried into the area from 20 miles upstream by a flood.
The main ranch house had 11 rooms. The roof was an intricate complex of logs, burlap, earth, and corrugated iron. As you can see it has not sagged in 70 years and was cool in summer, warm in winter.
The small building in left background housed storage batteries for the wind charger electrical system.”
The book Rising From the Plains by John McPhee has parts that mention the place and life of the young David Love.
Re-discover the Winds by visiting the Dubois Museum, the Pioneer Museum in Lander or the Riverton Museum. Log onto www.fremontcountymuseums.com for a complete schedule of events, latest newsletter and the latest Wind River Mountaineer.
Next up for the Fremont County Museums
June 3rd at the Riverton Museum, “Historic Downtown Riverton Walking Tour” Wind River Visitors Council Adventure Trek
June 7th at the Dubois Museum, “Trail Blazing” McDonald’s Children’s Exploration Series
June 10th at the Pioneer Museum, “Pioneer Arts & Crafts Day” McDonald’s Children’s Exploration Series
June 10th at the Dubois Museum, “Buffalo Jump” Wind River Visitors Council Adventure Trek
June 14th at the Dubois Museum, “Start a Butterfly Nursery” McDonald’s Children’s Exploration Series
June 17th at the Pioneer Museum, “Hailey Stage Stop/Beaver Creek” Wind River Visitors Council Adventure Trek
June 17th at the Riverton Museum, “Vignettes of Japanese Prisoners and Their Descendants in WY” by Aura Newlin: Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Northwest Community College Wyoming Community Bank Discovery Speakers Series