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Tour Bartley Ranch’s history
by Tribune Staff
Jul 13, 2010 | 783 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
RENO — Local historian Jack Hursh will lead a tour to look inside the historic ranch buildings in Bartley Ranch Regional Park on July 24.

Hursh is one of the founding members of Truckee Meadows Remembered, the local nonprofit that is working with Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space to preserve the buildings at the park that are more than 100 years old. The building’s interiors contain hundreds of items that reflect everyday life on Nevada’s ranches and farms.

These tours are offered as part of the “Evolution of Farming in the Great Basin” exhibit, on display through July 31 in the park’s Western Heritage Interpretive Center. Exhibit hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The tours and exhibit are free.

“Evolution of Farming” primarily is a photographic exhibit tracing the evolution of farming and ranching in the Great Basin. At the centerpiece of the exhibit are photographs from local photographers that reflect life on the farm during the last 100 years. In addition to the photographs, the exhibit will offer displays of ranching artifacts. Kids will enjoy the Branding Stamp Table, coloring station and Western Artifacts Scavenger Hunt.

Bartley Ranch Regional Park is located at 6000 Bartley Ranch Road. Admission is free.

For more information, call 828-6612 or visit www.washoecountyparks.com.
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