Monday, April 9, 2012
The preserved ranchland of the Bartley Ranch Regional Park in Reno, Nevada, includes a horse arena, agricultural fields, the above shown group of vintage ranch buildings, and old farming equipment displayed along Ranch Loop Trail. Fortunately, these wooden structures were not affected by the Caughlin fire in November 2011, which destroyed most of the vis-a-vis sites at the slope below Windy Hill, where the Quail Run and Flume hiking trails wind through chaparral and along an old irrigation ditch, called Last Chance Ditch.
The vintage ranch buildings are located between the visitor center (park headquarter) and the Hawkins Amphitheater. These buildings originate from nearby places in the Truckee Meadows and were assembled at this site for preservation.
Keywords: western heritage, interpretive center and trails, ranch display, open-air museum.
Further information and related pages
The View from Windy Hill: Audrey Harris Park and Bartley Ranch Regional Park: Geologic and Natural History Tours in the Reno Are, page 28.
Historic Ranch Area at Bartley Ranch Park in Reno: http://renotahoe.about.com/od/publicparks/ig/Bartley-Ranch-Park/bartleyranchpark6.htm.
Bartley Ranch Preservation: http://www.panoramio.com/photo/68657380.
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