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

Working and Living Spaces

Cottonwood Ranch State Historic Site

 
 
Working and Living Spaces Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 6, 2017
1. Working and Living Spaces Marker
Inscription.  Springtime is shearing and lambing time on a sheep ranch. The Pratts hired shearers and sheepherders to help. These workers often did not live nearby, and they slept in the bunkhouse, which was also used for storage. The structure to the left housed stables and a blacksmithing and woodworking shop. Fent used the shop to make and repair items needed on the ranch.

(photo captions)
• Stables and blacksmithing and woodworking shops
• Bunkhouse and storage
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 39° 21.316′ N, 100° 10.354′ 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. East Shed (here, next to this marker); Yorkshire Ranching on the High Plains
Working and Living Spaces Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 6, 2017
2. Working and Living Spaces Marker
Cottonwood Ranch House (left) and outbuildings in background
(a few steps from this marker); Washhouse and Yard Fence (within shouting distance of this marker); Stained Glass Windows (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); The Story of the Stones (within shouting distance of this marker); Pratt Home & Cottonwood Ranch (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 . . .
1. Pratt Family. The Pratts seem to have borrowed an American tradition of a farmhouse detached from the service buildings, but they used stone construction, forms, and an arrangement of the outbuildings that echoed Yorkshire practices. (Submitted on September 15, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Cottonwood Ranch. The Pratt family established a working sheep ranch on the high plains in the late 19th century. They would leave a legacy that includes these unique stone
Cottonwood Ranch Stables image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 6, 2017
3. Cottonwood Ranch Stables
structures. (Submitted on September 15, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Cottonwood Ranch Bunkhouse image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 6, 2017
4. Cottonwood Ranch Bunkhouse
 
 
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 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 15, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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