The Stonewall Cabin was one of the first structures built in the valley. It was built by Bill Slater and Bibleback Brown for Noah Reader and his family in 1871 and was originally located about two miles east of the museum near the river. This building was the residence of the first white woman to call the valley her home. Noah’s wife, Rossanna, was well trained in helping people in need of medical treatment using herbs and other remedies; a skill she had many opportunities to use. She also befriended the local Indians who called her “the Medicine Woman”. The cabin was one of the first cabins to be built by a family that stayed in the valley for the rest of their lives.
The cabin now is now representative of a trappers cabin of the time.
The cabin is listed on:
The National Register of Historic Places
The Wyoming Register of Historic Places
The Smithsonian Institute #48CR3572
I the fall of 2007 Mac McAlister donated the building along with funds to have it relocated to the museum. It was moved to the museum grounds and a new sod roof built in 2010.