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Elizabeth McCrudy, Daughter of Oil

Elizabeth McCrudy, Daughter of Oil

Update: 2023-03-15


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She was the daughter of an oil man, grew up in the Grass Creek oil field – playing among the pumpjacks and dancing at the one-room school house in the early part of the 1900’s. 

 This student of the land was truly a pioneer of Hot Springs County, Wyoming.

 The Pioneers of Outlaw Country. 

Cowboys, Lawmen and Outlaws… to the businessmen and women who all helped shape Thermopolis and Hot Springs County, Wyoming. 

Here are their stories. 

 Elizabeth McCrady Nuhn, Daughter of Oil

 Armed with rifles, and wearing masks, three men, self-proclaimed vigilantes, “compelled” a large number of claim jumpers to evacuate the camps they had established illegally. 

It was 1917 and a new era of outlaws had taken over the Wild West. 

Oil had been discovered and men flocked to the remote outposts of Wyoming in search of the black gold. Businessmen, such as Martin McGrath, a founding father of Thermopolis, and former outlaws like Elzy Lay of the Hole-in-the-Wall gang, joined in the hunt for the liquid treasure. 

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Elizabeth McCrudy, Daughter of Oil

Elizabeth McCrudy, Daughter of Oil

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