I had some time to kill yesterday and decided to visit the National Ranching Heritage Center. it is described on their website as “27.5-acre facility established to preserve the history of ranching, pioneer life and the development of the livestock industry in North America. 48 authentic ranch structures have been relocated to the NRHC from some of the West’s most well-known ranches and show the evolution of ranch life from the late 1700s through the early 1900s. Each building reflects the geography of its original location and the materials available for construction.”
I have been to the center many times and find it so interesting. Looking at how ranchers lived when they were settling the west it is amazing what they endured and how little space they had. It made me think about how much extra stuff I have that I really don’t need.