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Fall from Grace: Dr. William Sabin Bennett

By Amy Phillips, Director of Education and Programs Dr. William Sabin Bennett was Meeteetse’s town doctor from 1899 until moving to Cody in 1909. Aside from being a well-respected physician, Bennett also served as mayor numerous times. William Sabin Bennett was born in Lawrence, Kansas on July 1, 1870, to Joseph Dexter Bennett and Carrie […]

Women Proprietors of Early Meeteetse Part I: Sylvia Mikkelson

Women Proprietors of Early Meeteetse Part I: Sylvia Mikkelson By Amy Phillips Women in the 19th century are typically not thought of in the world of business. Despite that way of thinking, Meeteetse has been home to many women-owned businesses from the start. Focusing on early Meeteetse, we are limiting the focus to two women […]

Women Proprietors of Early Meeteetse Part II: Mary J. Corbett

Women Proprietors of Early Meeteetse Part II: Mary J. Corbett By Amy Phillips Mary Josephine Corbett led a fascinating life, and not only because of her numerous divorces. She was born in Brome, Quebec, Canada in 1854 as Mary Josephine Wing. Mary came to the United States in 1871, a date listed on the census […]

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