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Near Studley in Sheridan County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Yorkshire Ranching on the High Plains

Cottonwood Ranch State Historic Site

 
 
Yorkshire Ranching on the High Plains Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 6, 2017
1. Yorkshire Ranching on the High Plains Marker
Inscription.  Like many Kansas settlers, the Pratts built their home and outbuildings with influences from their native country. But unlike other early Kansas ranchers that raised cattle, the Pratts raised sheep. The way the outbuildings adjoin the stone wall is called a Yorkshire pattern. The Pratts raised Merino sheep at Cottonwood Ranch. Merinos are considered to have the finest and softest wool of any sheep.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureAnimalsIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 39° 21.312′ N, 100° 10.368′ W. Marker is near Studley, Kansas, in Sheridan County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 24 east of Road 140E, on the left when traveling east. Marker is located on the Cottonwood Ranch State Historic Site grounds, overlooking the outbuildings on the north side of the ranch house. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14432 East US Highway 24, Hoxie KS 67740, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washhouse and Yard Fence (a few steps from this marker); Working and Living Spaces (a few steps from this
Marker detail: Cottonwood Ranch, 1893 image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: Cottonwood Ranch, 1893
(top) the ranch as it appeared in 1893
(right) a pair of Merino sheep at Cottonwood Ranch
marker); The Story of the Stones (a few steps from this marker); Stained Glass Windows (a few steps from this marker); East Shed (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pratt Family (within shouting distance of this marker); Windmill and Water Cistern (within shouting distance of this marker); John Fenton Pratt, Photographer (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Studley.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Cottonwood Ranch State Historic Site
 
Also see . . .  Cottonwood Ranch. In its earliest days the ranch consisted of the stone house and at least one outbuilding of sod, which was used as a stable. A sod-walled corral was constructed near the stable. (Submitted on September 15, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Yorkshire Ranching on the High Plains Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 6, 2017
3. Yorkshire Ranching on the High Plains Marker
(Cottonwood Ranch outbuildings in background)
Stables and Adjoining Wall image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 6, 2017
4. Stables and Adjoining Wall
West Barn image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 6, 2017
5. West Barn
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 13, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 15, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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