Historical Details

Bobcat School

Courtesy of Library Archives, 11/30/-0001

The Bobcat School was in an area that at one time was also known as the "Dale Post Office." According to information in the 1947 booklet entitled Pioneering on the Cheyenne River, Fred Dale was a pioneer horseman of this section of the country.

He first located a horse camp just over the line in South Dakota and was there for several years. About 1900 he came to Wyoming and filed on a homestead on the Cheyenne River, at the mouth of Alkali Creek.

Soon after this he was instrumental in establishing a post office in this community which was called Dale in his honor. Mr. and Mrs. Dale are the parents of one daughter, Maude. Mrs. Dale and Maude who spend the summers on the ranch and return to Edgemont in the fall so Maude could continue her studies. Maude was married to Fred Campbell and they still reside on the Cheyenne River and are the parents of one son, Edward Dale.

Mary F. Baltzly came to Wyoming in the spring of 1903 and located at the mouth of Robber's Roost. Mrs. Baltzly also taught school for two terms in 1906-1907. This was the first school established in this community and was located about half a mile west of where Highway 85 now crosses the Cheyenne River. Mary F. Campbell Baltzly was born July 28, 1861 and died August 26, 1944, and is buried in Edgemont.

Another early teacher of the Bobcat School was Maria Kushner.

Images & Attachments

Fred E. Dale
Maria Kushner

Related/Linked Records

Record Type Name
Obituary Campbell, Fred (10/16/1886 - 11/12/1959) View Record