Saturday, August 1, 2009

Grant-Kohrs Ranch

We had an outing to Deer Lodge, Montana where we visited the Grant-Kohrs Ranch, a National Historic Site. Here is our granddaughter standing by a tipi on the property.

From the website, "The Grant, Kohrs, Bielenberg, and Warren families tell the story of Western ranching, from the herds trailed into the valley in th 1850s, to the last cattle sold in 1988. They represent the cattle industry from its inception through modern times."

"Wide open spaces, the hard-working cowboy, his spirited cow pony, and vast herds of cattle are among the strongest symbols of the American West. Once the headquarters of a 10 million acre cattle empire, Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site is a working cattle ranch that preserves these symbols and commemorates the role of cattlemen in American history."

Here at this chuckwagon we had a cup of "cowboy coffee", made in a big pot over the campfire. Delicious! We discovered this chuckwagon reproduction was built in East Wenatchee WA and transported to Deer Lodge.

A flower among flowers! This garden was next to the very large original ranch house, built 150 years ago.

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