Casper, Wyoming 1920 - 1935
Asher Judson Williamson spent many years in Indiana as a Farmer and actually started his Saddle Making Career later in his life. He moved to Wyoming with his wife Althea, and his four sons sometime just prior to World War I. After serving in World War I, A. J. Williamson returned to Casper, Wyoming and operated his own Saddlery from 1920 until approximately 1935, making some of the fanciest tooled saddles of the day. After many years in retirement, A. J. Williamson died in 1954 in Casper, Wyoming having left a legacy of Fine Saddle Making and Superior Leather Tooling. The A. J. Williamson King Tut Saddle was inspired by the newly discovered King Tut's Tomb which was opened for public viewing in 1927. There is even an image of the sphinx carved into the back of the seat which is another example of the superior Leather Tooling work performed by A. J. Williamson.