1947 Dude Ranches

Burlington’s pre-war dude ranch booklet focused on ranches around Cody, Wyoming. This one not only lists 50 ranches in that area (twice as many as the 1931 booklet), it also includes more than 30 ranches in Colorado, more than a dozen in northwestern Montana, and a handful in eastern Washington.

Click image to download a 13.5-MB PDF of this 20-page booklet.

The cover art is signed Gannam, for John Gannam, who was born in Lebanon in (according to most sources) 1907. His family moved to Chicago when he was young and he eventually became a magazine and advertising illustrator. Although he had rarely been out West, he often painted cowboys, which might be why he was picked to do this cover. Most sources say he died in 1965.

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