Two Dot Ranch - Great Ranches of the West

Two Dot Ranch – ID. Great Ranches of the West

“When James, his dad and grandfather acquired land, they were always careful to include water rights. As James says, ‘Beside cattle, you need just a few things to be a successful cattleman – water and good grass.’ In 1902, the Big Timber Creek Water Right and Diversion project was established, and today provides water rights […]

Two Dot Ranch – ID. Great Ranches of the West

“James Whittaker’s family has been here since 1915, when his grandfather carved out a ranch in this wilderness. As a teenager, James’ father, Floyd, ran a twenty-mile trap line for beaver, bobcats, and coyotes high in the mountains above the ranch. He used the money he made from selling pelts to buy more land and […]