National Register of Historic Places

Emerson Parks House

Ten Sleep

Date Added to Register

Monday, May 16, 2016

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The Emerson Parks House is a locally unusual example of a two-story log residence in Ten Sleep. It stands as one of the few remaining houses that represents the early history of the Ten Sleep community. It was built in 1929 for Emerson Parks and his wife Ina Miller Parks at a time before Ten Sleep became a town. Parks was a well-educated man and was a noted geologist and cartographer who had noted interests and knowledge of the underground movements of water as well as the practical uses of bentonite.

Department of State Parks & Cultural Resources