Biography and History

Born in Cambridge, Mass., Farwell went to Chicago in 1856, and worked for A. G. Garfield, a hardware merchant, until 1864. In 1865 he made three overland trips to and from Denver, ultimately living in Denver as a store clerk. He later removed to Wyoming, and was elected the first superintendent of public instruction, serving from 1891 to 1898. He died in Spokane, Washington, in 1900.

Source: From the finding aid for C1382