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Meek's Dude Ranch Brochure

 Collection
Identifier: 2007-11
The collection contains one 48-page brochure produced by Meek's Dude Ranch as advertising for the ranch. The brochure includes photographs as well as text describing the ranch and its amenities.

Dates

  • 1926

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Extent

0.4 Linear Feet (1 item)

Overview

Meek's Dude Ranch was founded by Otto Meek outside of Baker, Nevada, 60 miles east of Ely, Nevada. The collection contains one 48-page brochure produced by Meek's Dude Ranch as advertising for the ranch.

Historical Note

Meek's Dude Ranch was founded by Otto Meek, a well-known western cattleman who owned the Baker Ranch outside of Baker, Nevada, 60 miles east of Ely, Nevada. Meek had acquired the ranch, which was originally established in the 1880s, in 1921 from Guy Saval. Friends with Hollywood producers, Meek convinced James Cruze to film a movie at Pruess Lake in the Snake Valley. The film, The Covered Wagon, helped bolster the local economy and inspired Meek to found his Dude Ranch. The ranch would be different from other dude ranches and would include amenities such as golf and polo, as well as many other outdoor activities. Meek heavily promoted the ranch to his Hollywood friends but was unable to draw enough people to make his ranch feasible. He sold the Baker Ranch and Meek's Dude Ranch a few years later.

Arrangement

Arranged as a single item collection without hierarchy.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Jordan Antiquarian Books in 2007.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Meek's Dude Ranch Brochure
Status
completed
Author
Jessica Maddox
Date
December 2018
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. Special Collections Department Repository

Contact:
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