Several weeks ago, we had a visit from some friendly folks, the Gaines family from Liberal, Kansas. In the course of conversation, we talked about the sadness of the demise of Buffalo Ranch. Carol Gaines recalled that she had some photos taken at the trading post when she was a kid. It was one of her family's favorite roadside stops. Today, in the mail, I received copies of these photos. How nice of Carol to send them. I'm trying to collect as many old photos taken at Buffalo Ranch as I can find, with a possible book or essay in mind. Thank you so much, Carol, for taking the time and effort to copy and send these gems!
This one is Carol's sister on the stuffed horse in 1955.
And here is Carol on the stuffed buffalo in 1967.