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A Ferris mansion built on copper

The George Ferris Mansion, a historic home in Rawlins, Wyoming

George Ferris was one of the sons of Samuel and Sally Ferris. Born in Michigan in 1840, he died in Carbon County, Wyoming, in 1900 when thrown from a carriage. He is a fifth great grandson of Jeffrey Ferris through Joseph and brother to Alvirus (Alvis) Ferris. George made his fortune in Wyoming, investing in […]