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Contents of Texas Tech:   Ranching Heritage Center Reference File


Sub-Folder Listing:   Structures of the RHC


Headquarters, Patio, Driveway, McKanna Parlor; El Capote Cabin; Hedwig Hill Cabin; Jowell House; Matador Half -Dugout; Long S Whfteface Camp; Waggoner Commissary; Box and Strip House; Bairfield Schoolhouse; Harrell House; JY Masterson Bunkhouse; Las Escarbadas (XIT); JA Milk & Meat House; Arbors & Windmills; Barton House; Matador Off ice Building; Renderbrook-Spade Blacksmith Shop; U Lazy S Carriage House; Spur Granary; Corals & Reynolds-Gentry Barn; 6666 Barn; Ropes Depot, Engine 401 and Train, Cattle Stock Pens; Picket and Sotol House; Mentone Church (proposed)

Folder 1:

Inventories & See Sheets; News Clippings; Magazine Articles & Press Releases; Oral Histories; Activities & Exhibits; General Information; Ranch Hosts

Folder 2:

(Structures of the RHC Folders): Headquarters, Patio, Driveway, McKanna Parlor; El Capote Cabin; Hedwig Hill Cabin; Jowell House; Matador Half-Dugout; Long S Whiteface Camp; Waggoner Commissary; Box and Strip House; Bairlield Schoolhouse; Harrell House; JY Masterson Bunkhouse; Las Escarbadas (XIT); JA Milk & Meat House; Arbors & Windmills; Barton House; Matador Off ice Building; Renderbrook-Spade Blacksmith Shop; U Lazy S Carriage House; Spur Granary; Corals & Reynolds-Gentry Barn; 6666 Barn; Ropes Depot, Engine 401 and Train, Cattle Stock Pens; Picket and Sotol House; Mentone Church (proposed)


The Ranching Heritage Center (RHC) was part of Texas Tech President Grover Murray's vision for a multicultural museum complex on arid and semi-arid lands at 4th Street and Indiana Avenue. Though open off-and-on as early as 1970, the RHC was not officially dedicated until the American Bicentennial in 1976.

The RHC has two annual events which are covered in the News Clippings sub-folder: Ranch Day and Candlelight at the Ranch (includes Candlelight at the Museum information). RHC-only topics are covered in this file, while events held jointly with the Museum can be found in the Museum file. The Ranch Hosts is the volunteer group that provides docents and guides for the Ranching Heritage Center.

Sub-folders for all the structures at the Ranching Heritage Center can be found in Folder 2. Articles or information on a specific structure are found in these sub-folders. Many of the Docent Guides (ca. 1977) for the RHC structures are in one collection with a guide found in the Inventories folder.

The Ranching Heritage Association sponsors some of the activities at the RHC. Therefore, some of the promotional materials may also be found in the Exhibits sub-folders under Ranching Heritage Association.

December 1995

     
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