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J. Ralph “Scotty” Scott



Ralph Scott Jr. was 17 when the family moved from Colorado to Wyoming. He received his father’s herd of cattle at the train at Orin Junction and trailed them to Muddy Wagon Hound.


Good with a rope, and adept on a rough string, he was his father’s rep on the last roundup wagon on the Laramie Plains, an operation run by Rafter Q & CY; the cattle were shipped out of Medicine Bow.


Ralph cowboyed for the CY Ranch and later was cow foreman for Fred Williams and Morton’s Inc. In 1946 he began his own ranching operation near Douglas. He was a member of Moose Lodge 602 in Douglas.

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