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DUNMORE RANCH/page 2

HISTORY
On November 13, 1919, President Woodrow Wilson granted U.S. Patent #719007 to Ben F. Wait for homesteading the 160 acres that is now Dunmore Ranch.  Edwin Morrison, the general superintendent of the Great Western Sugar Company, purchased the property from Wait and named it after the family's home in Ireland.  Morrison's mother was Elizabeth Proctor of Proctor and Gamble fame.  Morrison served as Chief Engineer for Franklin Sugar Refinery in Philadelphia before moving to Fort Collins in 1903.  He is credited with driving the first automobile over Cameron Pass into North Park.  He was married to Florence Byle of Philadelphia and after her death her sister, Margaret Simon, inherited the ranch.  The ranch came to the current owner through the family.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION & OPERATION

Dunmore Ranch is 160 acres of deeded land, according to the records of the Jackson County Treasurer.  A Survey on December 20, 1977 resulted in 158.64 deeded acres.  The landscape is slightly rolling, to mostly level, with an elevation of 8,930 ft.  There are warm summer days with cool nights, and very cold winters.  The timbered acres of the ranch feature dense stands of mature spruce trees and groves of quaking aspen.  Willows line the banks of the river and streams.  Several native hayfields grow on the upper ground and can be irrigated.

WATER AND WATER RIGHTS
Surface water rights include the following:  Wait Ditch (1923), two cubic feet per second to irrigate 23 surface acres (absolute), Case #97CW77, source:  No Name Creek; and the Mason Ditch, 2" pipe, water for domestic use and also lawn can be diverted to a dam or reservoir (1955).  Book 58, page 463, No. 39241 shows the registration of existing well (grandfathered to 1919), permit #205972.  On the south side of the ranch, the Mason Irrigation Ditch passes through causing much seepage and actually sub-irrigates the hay meadows.
WILDLIFE AND RECREATION

Fly fishing opportunities on Dunmore are excellent, as the ranch's streams offer some of the best trout fishing available in North Park.  Outstanding trout fishing is also available in the numerous other rivers and resevoirs nearby.  Also nearby are several migratory waterfowl refuges, including the expansive Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge where waterfowl hunting is allowed. Duck hunting in North Park is superb.  Wildlife on the ranch include elk, deer, bear, moose and other animals.  Big game hunting is available in the adjoining Routt National Forest

TAXES
1998 real estate taxes were $1659.98
PRICE
$2,000,000
SHOWING >>> click here to return page 1 
The ranch will be shown by appointment only.  Prospective purchasers will need to be pre-qualified by the Broker.  To arrange an appointment, or for additional information, please contact Mr. Eddie Bohn at:  303-809-4939
NOTICE: This offering is subject to errors, omissions, prior sale, change or withdrawal without notice.  Information has been provided by sources deemed reliable, but whose accuracy cannot be guaranteed.  Interested parties should conduct an independent investigation of all pertinent items.
 

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