Founded in 1860 by pioneer stockgrower John Grant, succeeded in 1866 by cattle baron Conrad Kohrs and preserved 1940-1972 by Hereford rancher Conrad Kohrs Warren, Grant-Kohrs Ranch joined the National Park Service on August 25, 1972. Congress authorized this site's establishment to:
"...provide an understanding of the frontier cattle era of the Nation's history, to preserve the Grant-Kohrs Ranch, and to interpret the nationally significant values thereof for the benefit and inspiration of present and future generations."
Information on these pages will provide insight into the management of Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site.
Did You Know?
Crusty old cowboys were mainly an invention of movies. Most cowboys were young, some only eleven or twelve. By the time they were in their mid-20s, most had taken up ranching on their own or found a less strenuous way of life. Yet, some kept cowboying as long as they could stay in the saddle.