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Rock Ledge Ranch (Buena Vista)

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    Located four miles west of Buena Vista near the base of Mt. Princeton and Mt. Yale, Rock Ledge Ranch was settled in 1887 by Ernest Wilber and has been owned and worked by the Franzel family since 1908. It is representative of the long history of agriculture in the Upper Arkansas Valley.
    Rock Ledge Ranch



R. Laurie Simmons and Thomas H. Simmons, “Rock Ledge Ranch/Franzel Ranch,” National Register of Historic Places Registration Form (January 30, 2015).

Additional Information: 

June Shaputis and Suzanne Kelly, eds., A History of Chaffee County (Marceline, MO: Walsworth, 1982).

Virginia McConnell Simmons, The Upper Arkansas: A Mountain River Valley (Boulder: Pruett, 1990).