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Home > Wyoming > Moose vicinity > Bar B C Ranch, Moose, Teton County, WY



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Location
Moose vicinity, WY

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS WY-92
Significance: The Bar B C Ranch, the second oldest dude ranch to be established in the Jackson Hole Valley, was founded by renowned author Struthers Burt and Dr. Horace Carncross, both of Philadelphia. The two had worked together at another ranch until they decided to start their own. They homesteaded on the Snake River a few miles north of Menor's Ferry, now Moose, with the idea of starting a cattle ranch. In the summer of 1912 the first cabins were finished and family and friends arrived from Pennsylvania. The following year, after Burt married Katherine Newlin, the partners decided to run the operation as a dude ranch in order to build up capital for their projected cattle ranch. Most of the buildings on the ranch were built by Burt and Carncross and a number of their local friends. The foreman of the ranch was Joe LePage, assisted and later replaced by Bill Howard. Burt and Carncross later hired another man, Irving Corse, to run the ranch, and it was eventually turned over in 1930. Corse's widow, Margarette, still lives on and operates the ranch. Struthers Burt moved to another ranch, the Three Rivers Ranch, near Moran, Wyoming, in 1930 in order to pursue his writing career. Horace Carncross died soon thereafter. Today, the Bar B C still takes in summer guests, making it the oldest operating dude ranch in the Jackson Hole area. Though more than thirty-five buildings remain on the ranch, many are no longer utilized. Maragette Corse retains a life estate to the property through the National Park Service.

Subjects
Dude Ranches


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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