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Bryant Brooks and Silas Newton Brooks in front of the Governors Mansion, Cheyenne, Wyoming

Bryant Brooks and Silas Newton Brooks in front of the Governors Mansion, Cheyenne, Wyoming

Bryant Butler Brooks (1861-1944), was born in Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts, the son of Silas Newton Brooks and Melissa Burrows. He was educated in Chicago but soon moved westward to become a cowboy and trapper. He bought land in Natrona County, Wyoming, establishing what would become the largest ranch in the State. He served as Governor of Wyoming 1904-1911. In later years, his investments ranged from oil and gas in the western states to timber in Mexico and schooners in Maine.

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