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This was the time Amelia Earhart frequented Kirwin & Meeteetse!
3/29/1902 United States granted Mineral Patent to James Gibson.
On 11/30/1904 Gibson recorded Homestead Certificate #177 in Lander Wy
6/8/1908 United States granted Mineral Patent to John Henry Schnitzel.
12/29/1925 Schnitzel recorded a land lease to Henry Sayles, then later on
11/13/1931 deeded the land to Carl M Dunrud
Dunrud had essentially purchased all of the Kirwin - Wood River area & moved into a Homestead Cabin @ the Double Dee Guest Ranch that fall.
12/29/34 Dunrud purchased additional Land around the Double Dee.
10/18/1946 Dunrud deeded it to Nancy Wright who owned it for 2 months.
12/6/1946 Basil U & Madge W Bennett bought the Property.
6/1/1955 It deeded to Duke Wilson (Woodrow Wilson/Mellon Foundation)
Duke Wilson began deeding lands to AMAX from 1962-1970
8/28/1992 AMAX (American Metal Climax, Inc) holdings purchased by
Richard King Mellon Foundation and deeded to current owners:
United States Department of Agriculture/United States Forest Service
Bennetts are still in Meeteetse, including one man that lived ON
the Double Dee for many summers as a young boy! Wanna meet him?
Dates & Chain of Ownership
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