States Cabin

"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 which was 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 “home-schooled” neighborhood children as well as helped out at the family ranch.  She married Edwin Bentley on October 20, 1915.  The cabin is being restored to display artifacts depicting the life of the frontier woman.