On a quest to learn about the younger years of Nellie Hollister Jack, whose historic home is in San Luis Obispo, California, your writing is a contribution. Thank you Stephany. Nellie was born in Hanover, Ohio in 1849 to Joseph Hubbard Hollister and Ellen Mossman. “Hub” was a notable sheep man and brother to Col. W. W. Hollister and Lucy Brown (widow). Nellie wed R. E. Jack, who learned from then partnered with the Colonel in California. In 1989 J. John Hollister III offered an account that features Col. W. W. Hollister and mentions how he, Bixby and Flint shared an “amalgamated” relationship. One cannot but admire those who took on the adventure (and risk) to settle the frontier by trail. All are due credit. They are a part of history. Ft. Laramie and the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center are resources. Good luck!