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The museum in Savery is 
Open for the season.
We are open from
10:00-5:00 everyday

 
The Outlaw Stop
in Baggs is open
on the weekends
from 11:00- 4:00
(307)-383-7262
 
 Jim Baker Cabin

This well-known building housed one of the last true mountain men of the American West. In 1873, Jim Baker tired of "big city" life near Denver and built this cabin by hand at age 55.  The home now sits about one mile from its original site.  It was one of the only permanent buildings in a land inhabited mostly by the transient Shoshone and Arapaho.  

In addition to housing Baker's family, the cabin served as a trading post.  Right before the Meeker Massacre, it acted as a fort for valley settlers, and a third story was added as a lookout.  Inside the cabin, visitors can see a buffalo hide bull boat, a rope bed, a bearskin, and other Jim Baker artifacts.

The cabin was housed for almost 60 years in Frontier Park in Cheyenne, Wyoming before being relocated here in 1976. Jim Baker died in 1898 and is buried nearby in the Baker Cemetery along with many of his family members and decendents.  The Madeline House, also located at the museum, belonged to his daughter Madeline Baker Adams.

*For more information on the life of Jim Baker, view the Jim Baker Biography. 

Little Snake River Museum
"Preserving our History for the Valley's Future"
 
Savery, Wyoming
Open daily from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (seasonal)
307-383-7262
The Outlaw Stop in Baggs is open on Saturdays.
 

lsrmuseum@dteworld.com

UPCOMING 

EVENTS:

Yard Sale /
Flea Market
June 25th 9:00-1:00
Set-up at 8:00
Clean those closets
and come SELL, SELL, SELL!
or come and
BUY, BUY, BUY!
There will be a table for things
to donate for the museum to sell.

    Life and Times

    June 29th

    at the museum

    5:00 Dinner