John B. Kendrick on the Capitol Steps in 1915

(Sheridan, Wyo.) — We may know him best locally as the patriarch of the Trail End State Historic Site , but John B. Kendrick made an impact statewide. Kendrick is shown in this January 1915 photo — now 101 years old — giving his first speech as Wyoming's then-newest governor, on the front steps at the iconic Capitol building in Cheyenne. Gov. Kendrick was the ninth Governor of Wyoming, where he was noted for enforcing Wyoming's first game laws, according to WyoHistory. During his two years as governor, Gov. Kendrick worked along with the Legislature to: - establish a state workmen's compensation system - establish a public utilities commission - pass a constitutional amendment for lending public money to farmers - work to extend women's rights More information on his time in office can be found at The Wyoming State Historical Society . ​*Feature photo and above: WyoHistory / Pitchengine Communities* [image: Inline image 1] *John B. Kendrick, around 1916. h/t Library of Congress, WyoHistory /