Museum tour

The end of the open range and the R2

To be a cowboy, you had to have a ten dollar horse and a forty dollar saddle. Look at the wages a cowboy made at the r2 in 1885, not even a dollar a day. The R2 was the first ranch built along the Pease River. Headquartered in Henrietta, the R2 was the only local ranch to drive cattle to Kansas and Montana. The owner, W.B. Worsham, withdrew from the ranch when the open range came to an end from barbed wire fencing the land. His forman ran the ranch until 1920. This is a display of some of the many types of barbed wire. The ranchers did't put up fences to keep their cattle in but rather to keep their neighbors cattle out.

Copper Breaks State Park Museum Tour
  1. Bison
  2. Copper Mine
  3. Comanche History
  4. The Medicine Man
  5. The Bison and the Comanche
  6. The Parker Story
  7. The Battle of Pease River
  8. Comanche Clothing
  9. Quanah the Warrior
  10. Quanah the Statesman
  11. The Cowboy
  12. The Chuck Wagon
  13. Early Towns
  14. The end of the open range and the R2
  15. The Waggoner Ranch