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Ferris Mansion

Ferris Mansion




History:

George Ferris was a prominent businessman in Wyoming. He was a member of the House of Representatives in 1873. In 1875, he was a member of the Territorial Legislative Assembly and the Wyoming Constitutional Convention in Carbon County. George Ferris, at the pinnacle of his career, was the sole owner of the Ferris-Haggarty mine in the Grand Encampment copper mining district. The Ferris Mansion was designed in the Queen Anne style, which was popular during the Victorian era.

While the mansion was nearing completion a year after it’s construction had begun, Ferris was killed near one of his mines. His widow, Julia, completed the construction of the building 3 years later in 1903.

Currently, the Ferris Mansion is a bed a and breakfast.

Paranormal Reports:

Poltergeist activity, disembodied sounds, and electrical phenomena have been reported at the Ferris Mansion as well as apparitions in the kitchen area.

Resources:

No Author (n.d.). FlickR. George Ferris Mansion: Rawlins, Wyoming. Retrieved August 11, 2009 from http://www.flickr.com/photos/80651083@N00/2081555941/page2/

Shadowlord (1998). The Shadowlands Haunted Places Index. Retreived August 11, 2008 from http://theshadowlands.net/places/wyoming.htm

607 West Maple Street, Rawlins, WY Wyoming 82301, USA

607 West Maple Street, Rawlins, WY Wyoming 82301, USA




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