(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…
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 Ed Hockett
The New Year is obligatorily a time for reflection. This year my annual reflections began in November as I sat in my car mired in the dry creek bed under the Gas Well Canyon railroad bridge. My first reflection was how thankful I am for the eternal good will of Ed Gieske and Mike and MaryJo Shelton…Read More
A Rude Awakening
by Ed Hockett
July 10, 2005
I was asleep. I was sleeping peacefully because I believe there are so many firefighters on the ranch that we will spot fires immediately, reach them quickly, and have the manpower to extinguish them before they can spread.
ZZZZZZZ. Sugar plums are dancing in my head. …Read More
Gene downs takes some novice firefighters into the action to fight a blaze on the Ranch. An exciting tale told by a grateful participant. This article was "reprinted" on the original SFTR website to honor Gene on the news of his passing.
Mike and I fought our first fire last night with our good friend Gene Downs and would like to do something to honor him and all of his hard work and contributions to/for the SFTR. He…Read More