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Description - Trail End State Historic Site, located in Sheridan, WY, features an elegant Flemish style house, once home to Wyoming Governor and United States Senator, John B. Kendrick. The home has been refurnished and now functions as an historic house museum. Kendrick, a self educated man from Texas, married Eula Wulfjen, his boss's daughter, in 1891. They began construction on "Trail End" in 1908. The mansion was completed five years later at a cost of about $165,000 including the furnishings. The grounds are graced with several hundred trees and shrubs indigenous to Wyoming and also feature an unusual collection of non-native species planted by the Kendricks. The Carriage House Theater is also located on the grounds.

Attractions - Trail End Historic Site features the historical mansion, once home to Wyomings Governor and United States Senator, John B. Kendrick. Vegetable and flower gardens were located south of the Carriage House.
Finished in 1910, the Carriage House served as the Kendrick's home during construction of the mansion. It was originally built to house buggies and horses, but it also housed automobiles, starting with a pair of 1912 Cadillacs. In 1979, the structure was leased to the Sheridan Civic Theatre Guild, which converted the space into an 88-seat community theatre.

Recreation - Activities in the state historic site include viewing of historical sites and the grounds. Trail End's 3.8 acres of groomed grounds contain a sunken rose garden, an English sundial, an apple orchard, a circular back driveway with original clothesline/drying yard, a lawn tennis court (north of the Carriage House), and a wide variety of trees and bushes both native and exotic.

Climate - As throughout the Rocky Mountains, the climate varies drastically depending on elevation. Summers generally offer warm clear days with cool nights. Afternoon thunderstorms are often a possibility in the summer. In the winter, sunshine, with plenty of snow in the higher elevations, are ideal for winter activities. Harsh weather - including wind, cold, and snow - is possible throughout the winter and even throughout the year, in the highest elevations.

Location - Trail End State Historic Site is located in Sheridan, Wyoming on the corner of Victoria and Clarendon. From Hwy 80 exit at 5th Street. Turn left on 5th and continue until you reach Clarendon St. At Clarendon make another left and travel south until you come to Victoria Street.


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Trail End State Historic Site, 400 Clarendon Avenue , Sheridan, WY, 82801, Phone: 307-674-4589, Fax: 307-672-1720

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