Ranch Vacation Resorts

The typical travel booklet presented here has typeset print, fancy photos, and center binding. In contrast, this is five typewriter-written pages stapled in the upper lefthand corner to a cover page with a pasted-on photograph. To save time, I didn’t scan the blank backs of the pages of this document, which I found in the Northwest Collection of the Spokane Public Library.

Click image to download a 4.1-MB PDF of this booklet.

The main clue to when GN issued this undated booklet is the prices: most listed dude ranches asked $40 to $60 a week for food, lodging, and horseback riding. That puts it before the war, when $40 was worth more than $500 today. The Spokane Library dated it 1939. I don’t know where they got that, but it seems reasonable.

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