Rancher

Western Ranch House 1888

The typical ranch house was a large ranch house consisting of one large room filled with bunks along the walls. The owners of the ranch usually had a larger frame home were they lived with their family. Ranch house were built from a variety of materials, in the southern they were usually constructed from logs, in the far southwest they were made of three foot thick walls. The Northern ranchers were sometimes made of sod, but often a well-built wooden structure made of oak or cottonwood.