Kansas - Great Ranches of the West

Anderson Ranch – KS. Great Ranches of the West

“When I meet Matt, he shows me one of their new hay barns. The old one caught fire earlier this year. The school bus driver saw the fire and radioed for the fire department. But by the time Matt got there, he was only able to save a few pieces of equipment. The barn and […]

Duff Ranch – KS. Great Ranches of the West

“Near what is now the Duff Ranch, Cody and Comstock competed in a day-long ‘Champion Buffalo Hunter of the Plains’ contest. Cody won 69-48, and thereafter was known worldwide as Buffalo Bill. In 1882 he launched his ‘Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show’ featuring legends such as Annie Oakley, Sitting Bull, Red Cloud, and Frank North. […]

Anderson Ranch – KS. Great Ranches of the West

“When I meet Matt, he shows me one of their new hay barns. The old one caught fire earlier this year. The school bus driver saw the fire and radioed for the fire department. But by the time Matt got there, he was only able to save a few pieces of equipment. The barn and […]

Duff Ranch – KS. Great Ranches of the West

“Buffalo require a special alertness and special constraints. They’re fast sprinters, and can surprise you in amazing ninety-degree turns by jumping straight up and switching direction. Fences must be built at least six feet high. The beasts are too ornery to be herded by horses, so the Duff Ranch crew uses pickups. My advice after […]