F.S. King Brothers Ranch Homestead Tour & Dinner
About the Event
Join the Alliance for Historic Wyoming and hosts Jim MacKenzie and Mary Wommack on September 2, 2018 for an enjoyable afternoon at the beautiful and historic F.S. King Bros Ranch Historic District north of Laramie. Take a guided tour of the 1880s historic district, learn about the history of the King Brothers Ranch, enjoy a nature walk in the North Platte headwaters, get an insider’s tour of the recently completed five-year restoration project, or just relax under the aspen trees. A special feature of this Alliance for Historic Wyoming event will be a ranch-style dinner prepared by Chef Seamus Mackenzie. Space is limited, so get your tickets now!
Become a Sponsor Today!
AHW is seeking sponsors for the event.In exchange for a $150 sponsorship, your business will be recognized with your logo on all of our electronic promotional materials including our website, an e newsletter that reaches more than 900 people, and Facebook posts (3,000 viewers), as well as printed promotional materials such as
posters and the official tour guide. Sponsorship also includes the opportunity to display materials about your business at the event.
We are also accepting donations of products or services that will help make this event great!
The F.S. King Brothers Ranch Homestead
Nestled in the Laramie Mountains at 8,300 feet fifteen miles northeast of Laramie, Wyoming, the Historic District is a living example of the early influence of the King Brothers sheep operation and its importance to the history of Wyoming and sheep industry nationally. The F.S. King Brothers Ranch Historic District was homesteaded in 1888. By 1904, F.S. King Brothers Company was well established in the sheep business, with a capital stock of $100,000. The King brothers were known as scientific selective breeders and did not hesitate to travel long distances and pay top money to buy the best breeding stock available. King Brothers’ sheep went on to win between four and twelve first-place ribbons at each of eight state fairs between 1910 and 1913. The King Brothers Company shipped sheep to every corner of the globe until World War II negatively impacted foreign wool markets. Flocks from Russia to Argentina can trace their lineage back to sheep on the King Brothers ranch. The ranch land expanded from the original 160-acre homestead to 100,000 acres of leased and owned grazing lands by 1950. The current Historic District is privately owned and maintained and located on the original 160 homestead acres.