ARCHIVED ARTICLES AND RANCH LIFE VIGNETTES
From this page you can access archived versions of past articles and ranch life episodes that have appeared on my site. If the description interests you, just click on the title.
For many years historians believed Susan Shelby Magoffin was the first "white" woman to cross the Santa Fe Trail into Mexico. Her journey on the famous trade route in 1846 was also her honeymoon voyage.
"First White Child Born in New Mexico." Read how the discovery of this 1885 headline changed common belief about the first American woman to cross the Santa Fe Trail.
The Changing Trail
The information for this article came from the diary of Lucinda Wiseman Trieloff Kayser, the grandmother of a family friend. Lucinda is purported to have been the last woman to have crossed the Santa Fe Trail before the railroad was finished.
Or, everything you wanted to know about rattlesnakes getting in the house but were afraid to ask. . . .
You didn't know there were so many imaginative uses for baling wire, did you?
Magnetic Properties of Open Gates
Livestock can "smell" open gates
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