Chugwater, Wyoming, 1978
Yiddish-speaking homesteaders from Eastern Europe settled in this remote prairie town in response to free land and a dream of life on the farm. Thirty-one families eventually formed a tight-knit community and organized the Chugwater Yiddishe School, a one-room schoolhouse. Most Jews eventually left, but a few families stayed until the 1930s.
From the Collection: 2 Linear Feet (3 legal document boxes and 1 letter document box.)
Scope and Contents
"Cowboys & Kneidelach" 1978 newspaper article about Yiddish-speaking community of Chugwater, Wyoming - includes rememberances of Arnold Sky; list of Jewish homesteaders of Chugwater, Wyoming, and hand-written list of Massion family.
- From the Collection: University of Denver. Center for Judaic Studies. Ira M. Beck Memorial Archives (Beck Archives) (Organization)