Humphrey Memorial Park and Museum
The Humphrey Ranch was first developed by J.J. Clarke in 1878 when over 350 acres of land was given to him by the state of Colorado. Mr. Clarke was required to "prove up" the land and live there at least 3 months of the year. Mr.Clarke raised cattle on the land and built a small cabin that still exists and is the oldest part of the house museum that you see today. In 1920 Hazel H. Hammer and Lucius Humphrey bought the ranch from the Clarke family and moved here with their two year old daughter, Hazel Lou. The Humphrey family continued to occupy the ranch until the last living family member, Hazel Lou, died in 1995. The Humphrey Memorial Park and Museum represents one of the finest examples of ranching life in late 19th and early 20th Century Colorado. The ranch buildings are indicative of Old West architecture, and they have been given national historic designation.
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