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* Adams Family News*

Est. 1856

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 December 20, 2001


  "Mother was never terribly strong, and we all learned to watch out for her," Janie said. "We had to have a maid and a nurse in the house in Scotland, particularly in the winter."
 One day in Stewarton, John Flint received a visit from an old friend, Richard Young, who had left Scotland years before for a life in the new world. Eventually Young ended up in Johnson County, where he became pan of a successful ranching enterprise known as the Scotch Outfit.
  Ranch headquarters were located along Powder River some 10 miles from Sussex. The ranch was later purchased by the late John Streeter, whose family still resides there.

  "Mr. Young told Father all the good things about life in Wyoming," said Janie. "What he had to say interested us a great deal."


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The Flint girls soon learned there were a lot of things their new country had which were different from Scotland, and there were also many things they were used to which were not available in America.
  "I had never used an outhouse before," chuckled Janie. We were used to having milk, bread and bacon brought right to our door, and there was none of that here.
  When the Flint family got of the train in May, 1906, at Clearmont, their next stop was the Dave Watt ranch along Clear Creek, now owned and operated by a Watt grandson, also named Dave Watt.  Janie says her first Wyoming stagecoach ride was a memorable one.
"It topped anything we had ever done prior to that," she said. "The mud was two feet deep.  We were all terribly
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Mr. Flint invited his friend to visit him again before he returned to the U. S.
  Upon the second encounter between Young and Flint, with no preliminaries, John told his friend, "Richie, we're coming to Wyoming.
  Taken aback, Young responded, "Its a long ways, John, but, if you will, come on."
  "My father's response was to prepare to leave immediately for America," said Janie.  As the family made their plans for their new life,

the only one with any reservations was eldest daughter. Nell.
  John contacted a travel agent and planned the shortest route to America, which Janie says involved an 11-day trip on a steamer to Boston.
"The first thing father bought for us in America was ice cream cones and peanuts," she said, "We girls didn't like the peanuts because they were roasted and we had never eaten roasted peanuts before."