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Arapaho Ranch Field Station

Arapaho Ranch Field Station  Unbarred Tour 2022! The Alliance for Historic Wyoming and the Arapaho Ranch Field Station are hosting a one-time-only “Unbarred” tour of the property on Saturday, August 27. The tour will start with coffee at 9:30, followed at 10 by talks on the history and development of the property by Lorre Hoffman and Thom Tisthammer, a presentation…

Scandal at the Corthell Farm

Story submitted by the daughter and granddaughter of Ross Hill: Gail Hill Mehle and Melissa Mehle. Photo of the Corthell Barn from the early 1900s. The old Corthell farmhouse and dairy barn still stand in West Laramie off HWY 130. The structures were built in the early 1900’s and contributed to many stories and traditions within the Corthell family. Here…

Corthell Dairy Barn

Located in West Laramie off of Highway 130 stands the 1910 wood frame Corthell Dairy Barn. Owner Candace Pisciotti was awarded a Historic Architecture Assistance Fund grant in 2016 to assess the barn’s condition. She hopes to develop a plan to preserve the building for future use. 

Crookston Ranch

The Crookston Ranch was homesteaded by Joe Crookston around 1887 at the ever-shifting foot of the Killpecker Sand Dune Field.  His family had moved to Rock Springs area from Illinois around 1870 and he had worked as a laborer as a teenager

AMK Ranch, Grand Teton National Park

The AMK Ranch represents two important phases of settlement in the Jackson Hole valley: homesteading and vacation homes. The property demonstrates a cultural shift from using the land for basic daily needs and economic sufficiency to a more dominant appreciation of land as scenery and a place for recreation.

LX Bar Ranch

Located in northeast Wyoming along the Powder River, the LX Bar joins a long list of historic ranches that tell the story of the early cattle industry in the state of Wyoming. 

Ucross Ranch

The Ucross Foundation has successfully developed a way to find creative new uses for historic buildings while at the same time honoring the historic use of the location and the agricultural traditions of the area. Ucross still operates as a working cattle ranch, while simultaneously serving as a retreat for artists from across the country, making it a truly successful preservation project.

Bath Stone Ranch

Henry Bath immigrated with his family to the United States from Germany in 1848. After twenty years in New York,  Henry’s parents decided to follow the brand new Union Pacific railroad to Laramie.

Sky Ranch Historic District

The Grand Teton National Park Historic Properties Management Plan Environmental Assessment is open for comments until February 17.  The plan evaluates present conditions and future uses for the 44 historic properties located within Grand Teton National Park and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway. Among these properties is Sky Ranch, an architect-designed complex of beautifully crafted log buildings constructed as a vacation retreat in 1953. The National Park Service (NPS) proposes to demolish the National-Register eligible Sky Ranch – WE DISAGREE!

Mankin Barn

The Mankin Barn is located on the former Keeline/4J Ranch outside Gillette, Wyoming. The barn was built for the Keeline brothers in 1908, and has served as a horse barn ever since.