Western Dude Ranch Vacations

We’ve previously seen Great Northern dude ranch booklets from 1935 and 1940. This one from 1950 includes a brief description of 45 different dude ranches. Most of them are in Montana, but there are five in Washington, two in British Columbia, and one each in Idaho and Oregon.

Click image to download a 10.0-MB PDF of this 12-page booklet.

Many of these dude ranches still exist, and when I read about them I wonder why I am wasting my life not going there. Then I remember I live on a former dude ranch near a premiere fly fishing river and millions of acres of national forests. So why am I writing this when I could be outdoors? Probably because the weather is too cold for hiking and too warm for skiing.

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