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McGraw Ranch, McGraw Ranch Road, Estes Park, Larimer County, CO
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McGraw Ranch Road, Estes Park vicinity, CO
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS CO-175
Building/structure dates: 1884 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1935 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1945 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1959 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1966 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1980 subsequent work
Significance: The McGraw Ranch is the only intact guest ranch within Rocky Mountain National Park. It reflects the evolution of cattle ranching in the Estes Park area as the industry progressed from large operations covering thousands of acres of deeded and public lands to more diversified businesses accommodating tourists seeking a western experience. The layout and design of the ranch embodies many aspects typical of dude ranches in the West.
U.S. National Park Service
Landon, Gov. Alf
Rouse, Henry C.
Whitacre, Roger, Photographer
Bucknam, Alan, Photographer
Simmons, Tom, Historian
Simmons, Laurie, Historian
Fraser, Clay, Delineator
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
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