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Trail End
Trail End State Historic Site aka Kendrick Mansion-Sheridan WY-06-28-2011.JPG
Trail End is located in Wyoming
Trail End
Trail End is located in the United States
Trail End
Location400 Claredon Ave., Sheridan, Wyoming
Coordinates 44°48′5″N 106°57′58″W / 44.80139°N 106.96611°W / 44.80139; -106.96611

44°48′5″N 106°57′58″W / 44.80139°N 106.96611°W / 44.80139; -106.96611
Area1 acre (0.40 ha)
ArchitectMacAlister, William
Architectural styleFlemish Revival
NRHP reference # 70000675
Added to NRHPFebruary 26, 1970

Trail End, also known as the John B. Kendrick Mansion, is a historic home located at 400 Clarendon Avenue in Sheridan, Wyoming. The home was built and inhabited by Wyoming governor and U.S. Senator John B. Kendrick. Built from 1908 to 1913, the house was designed by William MacAlister and cost $160,000. Kendrick was a successful cattleman when he commissioned the house, and he was only beginning his political career; once he became governor in 1914 and a senator three years later, Trail End became his summer home. The house is typical of homes built by prosperous Wyoming cattlemen in the early 20th century. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on February 26, 1970. [1]

The Sheridan County Historical Society purchased Trail End in 1969, saving it from threatened destruction and subsequently opening it to the public as a community museum. The state took over ownership in 1982. [2]


  1. ^ Frost, Ned (December 19, 1969). "Trail End". National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. National Park Service. Retrieved May 30, 2013.
  2. ^ "About Trail End Historic Site". Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites & Trails. State of Wyoming. Retrieved September 5, 2017.

Further reading

  • Georgen, Cynde A. In the shadow of the Bighorns: A history of early Sheridan and the Goose Creek valley of northern Wyoming. Sheridan, Wyoming: Sheridan County Historical Society, 2010. ISBN  978-0-9792871-7-6
  • Georgen, Cynde A. One cowboy's dream: John B. Kendrick, his family, home, and ranching empire. 2nd edition, revised. Virginia Beach, Virginia: The Donning Company Publishers, 2004. ISBN  1-57864-239-6

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