The History of
Pearl Lake State Park,  
Colorado
Cow Creek Sheep Headquarters and Butch Cassidy
Early headquarters for Cow Creek Sheep Company were in Powder Wash, CO.  (The curator of the Little Snake River Museum
in Savery, Wyoming told me that is the location of the "original Cow Creek Sheep Company headquarters".) The photos on this
page were taken of Powder Wash in 2004 and 2009.  The remains of sheep pens (probably the early Cow Creek
headquarters) are still present in the small oil town in Moffat County, located only 4 miles from Wyoming.  

John Kelly Hartt, Cow Creek owner, was not the only early inhabitant of Powder Wash.  The remains of Butch Cassidy's cabin
are also located near Powder Wash. The 1999 issue of The Outlaw Journal also states that Cow Creek, while owned by Hartt,
was once managed by Andrew Jebons, an associate of Cassidy's
To the right are old Cow
Creek Sheep Company
mail bags on display at the
Little Snake River Museum
in Savery, Wyo.  Next to the
bags are the Parcel Post
boxes from Dad, Wyoming
- another place where Cow
Creek Sheep were often
tended.
The house (left) in Baggs,
Wyoming was once the
headquarters for Cow Creek
Sheep Company after John
Kelley Hartt's death in the
early 1950's
Little Brown House in Savery, Wyo.  Now
located at the Little Snake River Museum
Click here to read more about the history of
the Little Brown House
Ranch between Powderwash and Hiawatha,
CO - May have been early Cow Creek
Headquarters.