With a rich history in homesteading, farming and ranching, Colorado boasts nearly 500 Centennial Farms, which remain in operation and are run by descendants of the original families. This is no small feat considering the numerous challenges to farming over the past century including the Dust Bowl, increased mechanization of farm and ranching equipment, and the economic hardships faced by each generation. These structures capture the rich history of Colorado, from the fighting Trujillo Brother’s and their battle for ranch ownership, to Marie Guiraud’s tenacity as she ran the Buffalo Peaks Ranch with the help of her ten children. Explore the beauty of Colorado’s rich agricultural history.
Centennial Farms & Ranches: A Century of Seasons By Michael Lewis