National Ranching Heritage Center

Saturday, June 18, 2005

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National Ranching Heritage Center is located in Lubbock , Texas. It is on the Texas Tech University Grounds. The Center isn't so much like a traditional museum. The old stuff "housed" in the Center is unusual because they have been collecting old ranch houses, barns, out-buildings, etc. Although we missed the opportunity for a docent given lecture on the Victorian home, they often have demonstrations on the old ways with the old buildings as a back drop. Pretty neat little setup they got there.

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Above, the main entry way for the Center.

Right - A bronze heard of long horn cattle graze or meander in the front yard of the Center. Larry is just holding one of them up.

Below left - A bronze cowboy and his horse are frozen in time. Linda is just hanging out.

Below right - Linda and Bronze long horn.

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Above left - One of the many windmills on the property. This one is likely a Pipe Raymond Vane less Windmill from 1918.

Above right - Burton house (Victorian house) built in 1906.

Left - Jowell House (1872/1873)

Below left - Ropes Depot (1918).

Below right - Ropes Depot waiting room.

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Above left - El Capote Cabin (1838)

Above right - Picket and Sotol House (1904/1905)

Right - 6666 Barn (1908)

Below left - There were scores of rabbits running around the Center grounds.

Below right - The front of the Victorian house.

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Above left - Masterson JY Bunkhouse (1879)

Above right - Bairfield Schoolhouse (1890)

Right - Waggoner Ranch Commissary (1870)

Below left - Old mail camp (1875)

Below right - Long S Whiteface Camp (1901/1905)

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