The Saratoga Sun -

"Pick" your history


Erik Gantt

Ken Olson, right, talks about the history of Pick Ranch while at the site of the John McFarlane homestead as Dick Perue, left, and a group of 38 trekkers listen.

Last Saturday 38 people went for a historical adventure on Pick Ranch.

Led by local historians Ken Olson, Dick Perue, Ken Swanson and Chilly Rollison the group followed the Platte River and were treated to stories about Sheep Rock, the original location of Pick Bridge and its more recent incarnations, Bennett's Ferry crossing, the Cowan and Haymaker houses, the river crossing at the Shultz/Ward/Sanger place, the Frazier place, the Evans/Bryan trail, Pick Springs and tipi rings near the "Old Perue Place."

Along the way the tour group discussed what they knew of the former landowners, rancher...

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