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Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site

Holiday Celebrations From Years Past To Be Recalled At Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site

It’s commonly held that we should take only pictures and leave only footprints when we visit the parks, but Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site in Deer Lodge, Montana, is offering visitors a chance to take home a bit more this holiday season.

It's "Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site," Not "Beautiful Collection Of Late-Victorian Furniture National Historic Site"

It’s called Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site. It isn’t called “Beautiful Collection of Late-Victorian Furniture National Historic Site. The theme is the open range cattle era. The theme is not how much the paneling in the dining room cost.

A Somewhat Unconventional Haystacker

In the early days, hay was often cut with hand scythes, pitchforked
onto a wagon and then stacked in a barn. This was common in wetter parts
of the country, but in the arid West, ranchers learned that the hay did
not need to be covered. Ten inches of annual precipitation, including
melted snowfall, wasn't enough to cause hay to mold.

Kurt Repanshek

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