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Property Name Duncan Grant Ranch Rural Historic Landscape
Reference Number 13000047
State Wyoming
County Platte
Town Wheatland
Street Address 778 Sybille Creek Road, Wheatland, WY
Multiple Property Submission Name Ranches, Farms, and Homesteads in Wyoming, 1860-1960 MPS
Status Listed 02/27/2013
Areas of Significance Agriculture
Link to full file http://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/13000047.pdf
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The Duncan Grant Ranch is eligible at the local level under Criterion A. This rural historic landscape is both representative of ranching in the early era of Wyoming history and as a property that demonstrates the change over time as ranch practices evolved, technology advanced, and the economics changed. While the initial cattle trails are still followed into the Cooney Hills and the Two Bar Ditch dug in 1874 still irrigates the meadow, the cattle are now trucked between the winter and summer grazing land and motorcycles are often employed as well as horses. Virtually all of the original land is still used as initially designed; the continued use lends strong feeling and association to the property. The property fits within the discussion of rural historic landscapes in the Ranches, Farms, and Homesteads in Wyoming, 1860-1960 Multiple Property Document and meets the registration requirements of the property types of ranch houses and auxiliary ranch buildings by serving the needs of the Grant family in their ranching operation.

 

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