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

The Story of the Stones

Cottonwood Ranch State Historic Site

 
 
The Story of the Stones Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 6, 2017
1. The Story of the Stones Marker
Inscription.  The base of the yard fence in front of the house, and most of the walls of the house and washhouse were built with stones from the Ogallalah Formation. The stones were quarried from the slope behind the outbuildings and the Pratt's timber claim a half mile away. The pale yellow and pink stones used for cornerstones and lintels came from the Smoky Hill Chalk member of the Niobrara Formation about one mile from the site.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 39° 21.31′ N, 100° 10.382′ 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 ranch house from its north side. 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. John Fenton Pratt, Photographer (a few steps from this marker); Yorkshire Ranching on the High Plains (a few steps from this marker); Documenting the History of Sheridan County
The Story of the Stones Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 6, 2017
2. The Story of the Stones Marker
(north side of ranch house in background)
(a few steps from this marker); Washhouse and Yard Fence (a few steps from this marker); End of an Era (within shouting distance of this marker); Stained Glass Windows (within shouting distance of this marker); After the Pratts (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pratt Family (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. Exterior signs tell the story of Cottonwood Ranch and its Yorkshire architecture inspired by John Fenton Pratt's native England. The ranch and outbuildings are all made of native Kansas stone. (Submitted on September 15, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Cottonwood Ranch House (<i>southeast elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 6, 2017
3. Cottonwood Ranch House (southeast elevation)
(showing both Ogallalah and Smoky Hill stones)
 
 
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 39 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 15, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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