Wedsworth Estate


February 15, 2024

Augustus Wedsworth

Augustus Wedsworth, benefactor of the Wedsworth Estate, was born October 1, 1842, in Dupage County, Illinois. He came to Cascade County in 1875 to work in the dairy business at Lepley Creek, selling dairy products to the Army.

He was very successful, and in 1881, took up a homestead and later purchased several ranches in Chesnut Valley. He sold his interests in farming and ranching in 1910, when he moved to Cascade. He lived here until his death on January 15, 1915. At the time of his death, he was President of the Cascade Milling & Elevator Co., a director of the First State Bank, and Vice Pr...

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