26 Bar Ranch (John Wayne Ranch)
Immersed in the Hereford’s history in Eagar, AZ, sits the 26 Bar Ranch. It was first known as the Milky Way Ranch in the 1940’s with its big white show barn which housed many Hereford cattle. The barn is now a local landmark. In 1964 the ranch became the 26 Bar Ranch or John Wayne’s Ranch, who was one of the owners. Wayne, along with Ken Reafsnyder and Louis Johnson, his business partners, kept the ranch until John Wayne’s death in 1979 from lung and stomach cancer. Lately, I have heard rumors that Bigfoot has been seen near the ranch. I don’t know if that is true or not, but it would be worth checking out. John Wayne and Louis Johnson
I have to admit, I was feeling half-tempted to find out what the place was going for. I loved it and it was in a very cool area as far as being near the high-country, but I think I'd go a bit mad living out there alone and it wouldn't be pretty, something like "Psycho" I'm thinking.ReplyDelete
great photos :)ReplyDelete
Sis; "We all go a little mad sometimes" (Norman Bates)... I just wanted to see what the inside looked like. I loved the vines growing on the outside up to the eves. That showed us that even in the abandoned places, life still goes on.ReplyDelete
Zoe; thanks, that place took us by surprise. We were not looking for it. It just happened to be on the way to the cemetery.
I love this place!ReplyDelete
It's so cool to see the inside of this place. I lived in Morristown for about a year, and while I was there this place was still open. Unfortunately, it had a bar in it and I was underage at the time so I never got to see it. I live a few hours out now, but whenever I go to visit family in Wickenburg I am SO tempted to sneak in.ReplyDelete