The Ranch House
This old photograph shows the ranch
house as it was during the Great Depression.
economic times, the family was rich in many ways, enjoying the
fruits of the land and their close family ties.
On the left
is Goldie Peterson and the little boy on the horse is Jack Peterson,
who was born in the ranch house in 1930.
The house was built in 1925 from timber
harvested on the ranch. The boards were
all rough-cut and their width was determined by the size of the
tree. In those days, all of the neighbors pitched in and
helped build houses for each other.
The original house was
much smaller and sat just behind the trees in this photograph.
It was dismantled and rebuilt into what is now the garage/shop on
The trees shown are now fully grown and provide
shade from the hot sun in the summer, yet allow sunlight to warm the
house in the winter. One of Jack's chores as a child was to
water the trees using an old coffee can.
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