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by Blake Johnson | November, 24 2020

The attached PDF profiles some of the individuals in the early days of the ranch.  Their tireless volunteering, foresight and skills were instrumental in laying the groundwork for the community we know today.

by Carol Rawle | November, 23 2020

PROFILES IN RANCH HISTORY - Pat Roehl

As the…

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by admin | November, 8 2020

Ever wonder what it was like back in the earlier days of SFTR?

This 52-page PDF contains part 1 of a 2 part compilation of issues of The Bare Facts, an SFTR newsletter published by Joyce Wolff and other volunteers from April 1997 to February 1999. See part 2 for the remaining issues.

Thanks to Michael Hughes and Pat Roehl for keeping this part of SFTR history alive.

by admin | November, 7 2020

Ever wonder what it was like back in the earlier days of SFTR?

This 41-page PDF contains part 2 of a 2 part compilation of issues of The Bare Facts, an SFTR newsletter published by Joyce Wolff and other volunteers from April 1997 to February 1999. See part 1 for the remaining issues.

Thanks to Michael Hughes and Pat Roehl for keeping this part of SFTR history alive. 

by admin | October, 2 2020

The following doocument was written by Bob Scott for the property owners in 2007.


 

SANTA FE TRAIL RANCH MINERAL RIGHTS

OWNERSHIP AND STATUS AS OF 23 APR 07

 

There have been and continue to be numerous questions, misunderstandings, and misgivings about the…

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by admin | August, 30 2020

 

Santa Fe Trail Ranch had its First Dusting of Snow
Monday, November 6, 2000
by Harriet…

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by admin | August, 24 2020

Posted with permission of Legends of America.com

The Maxwell Land Grant, also known as the Beaubien-Miranda Land Grant, was a 1,714,765-acre Spanish grant that was the largest ever made in what would become the United States.  Santa Fe Trail Ranch was part of that grant.

The following link will bring you to the story:  https://www.legendsofamerica.com/nm-maxwell/

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by admin | August, 11 2020

(This article was originally submitted to the SFTR website by Bob Scott in 2018. Stay tuned for updates.)

Late 1800’s - Colorado Fuel and Iron bought the property to develop and extract coal for the coking ovens in Cokedale.

1970-1980? - The Pettigrew-Moritz Trust bought the property from CF&I.

Late 1980’s? - Charles Baldwin made an arrangement with the Pettigrew-Moritz Trust to develop and sell…

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by admin | August, 7 2020

This article was written by Kristen Spinning in 2001 about Morley, Santa Fe Trail Ranch's very own ghost town. It includes an interview with Matthew Krumpotik, who was born in Morley in 1925, as well as historic photos from a National Geographic article from August 1929.

by admin | August, 7 2020

In March 2019, Bob Scott wrote this construction progress update about the Metro Building on SFTR.