Aldin Reynolds

1940 - Gillette

Aldin Reynolds

As a child Aldin Reynolds lived in a sheep wagon on the prairie in the Weston and Rocky Point area. Aldin was riding at age four and rode to school at age five, staying at the teacherage during the winter months. By the time he was 13 he no longer attended school, but worked for William Parks Sr., and later handled lambing chores for Wade Williams. He lived in a tarpaper shack and about froze to death until moving on to work for his Uncle Tuff Reardon. During the summer he worked for Earl McConnell. He worked on many other ranches until after his marriage when he and other family members moved to Cody to help run a dude ranch in the Sunlight Basin. He later returned to northeast Wyoming working on the Smith Ranch near Sundance for the next 12 years -- where Aldin’s kids were finally old enough to spend long days with him. From early days in ranching until retirement Aldin never quit breaking young horses. Now in his 80s and living hear Rozet, he has a small band of lambing ewes, a flock of chickens, and a couple of horses.