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Aggie time-warp

 

H.B. Lawson

Barb Youngberg and Dennis Healey supervise as volunteers back to front, Jerry Wood, Mitch Zeiger, Josh Wood, A.W. Spoon, George Haigh and Phil McGrath decide how to best move a sled bed onto its frame at the Saratoga Museum.

As the Platte Valley gets ready to celebrate National Agriculture Week, I took some time to educate myself with the deeply held and longstanding agricultural history and traditions that are part of the very fabric of this Valley.

My first stop was at the Saratoga Museum where director Virginia Parker showed me the mock-up of the interior of a typical pioneer homestead. Parker pointed out that one of the earliest ranchers in the Saratoga area was the Walck Ranch which was homesteaded in 1887 by Don McPhail who came to Wyoming from Scotland, according to Saratoga Museum records. The ranch was...



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