The CCC Ranch Headquarters was built in the 1880s of native stone, cut and laid up in a running bond. The rough-faced stone bunkhouse stands nearby. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 3C ranch was owned by Vickers, Wells, and Gates out of Tombstone, Arizona.
One of a handful of huge ranches in the Panhandle area, the CCC Ranch contained approximately 90 square miles and boasted herd in excess of 30,000 cattle. Settlement of the Panhandle brought an end to the large, corporate ranches. They were whittled away into smaller and smaller parcels. The old ranch headquarters were often abandoned and left to decay. The CCC Ranch Headquarters and bunkhouse are the best remaining examples of their kind in the region, symbols of a bygone day of large, free range ranching.
Information supplied by Jim Gabbert, Architectural Historian, of the Oklahoma Historical Society.
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