"West Wind" The States Cabin

Circa 1907-1918’s. 

Olive States and her family came to Wyoming in 1903 from Lincoln, Nebraska. Olive, with the help of her brother and father, built this cabin originally located in Sinks Canyon, Wyoming, overlooking Sheep Creek. The cabin was entirely exposed to the elements and she aptly named it “Westwind”. For two years, she lived there alone with only her piano to keep her company. She spent her time “home-schooling” neighborhood children as well as helping out at the family ranch. On October 20, 1915, she married Edwin Bentley.

The cabin is currently being restored to display artifacts depicting the life of the frontier woman.