National Register of Historic Places

Rosencrans Cabin Historic District

Bridger-Teton National Forest

Date Added to Register

Wednesday, August 06, 1980

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The Rosencrans Cabin Historic District is a three acre plot of ground in the Bridger-Teton National Forest east of Moran Junction. The district contains five log structures and the grave of forest ranger Rudolf ''Rosie'' Rosencrans. From this location Rosencrans rode horseback through Two Ocean Pass, the Upper Yellowstone and Thorofare country, and other areas of the forest which he administered in the early 1900s. Rosencrans built the first ranger station in the Bridger-Teton National Forest in 1915. The district is significant for its association with Rosencrans, who as one of the first rangers in the Forest, played an administrative role in the early history of the U.S. Forest Service.

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