Henry Huff Williams

1897 - 1971
Green River

Henry Huff Williams

When Henry Huff Williams was still in his teens, he was the mail carrier between South Pass and Big Sandy. One day a blizzard swept into the area and Henry and his horse sought shelter in the Dry Sandy Stage Stop. The shelter consisted of a shed for the horse and a cabin, but there was no wood to build a fire in the stove. He sawed the eaves off the cabin and used the pieces of logs for fuel to warm the cabin. Williams ran a lot of wild horses and belonged to the Desert Horse Growers Association from 1917 to 1922. Henry helped many of the area ranchers with beef drives to Winton and Rock Springs. He also freighted with a team and wagon from Rock Springs to the Boulder area. He made his living cowboying and freighting for the area ranchers. In November 1930, the Williams family bought the Finch place east of Linwood, Utah, and moved the ranching operation. At the time Henry was cowboying in and around Jackson Hole, but he joined his family in Utah. Later ranching operations were obtained on the Wyoming-Utah border.