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Colorado The Dunmore Ranch
160 acre Homestead completely surrounded by the Routt National Forest has
been sold for $1.8 million dollars. The ranch has a mile of the
Michigan River and breathtaking vistas in every direction including the
nearby Rocky Mountain National Park. The Dunmore has been
sold by the heirs of Edwin Morrison, former general superintendent of the
Great Western Sugar Co. and widely known sportsman.
Morrison's mother was the former Elizabeth Proctor whose family founded
Proctor and Gamble Co. Mr. Morrison graduated as an honor student
from Yale University's Sheffield Scientific School and was chief engineer
for the Franklin Sugar Refinery in Philadelphia before moving to Ft.
Collins, CO, in 1903.
Dunmore Ranch was purchased one year after homesteaded and was
named after the family's home in Ireland. In the 1920', Morrison
built a large hunting and fishing home that is still in use today.
He is also credited with driving the first automobile from Ft. Collins
into North Park via Cameron Pass.
Morrison was considered one of the premier experts in the Colorado infant
sugar beet industry. An avid sportsman, Mr. Morrison, organized
baseball, tennis and gold competitions in both Ft. Collins and
Denver. He was a leader in hunting and fishing organizations
throughout the State. He has a member of many technical societies,
the Denver Country Club, Denver City Club and Mile High Duck Club near
ranch has been in the same family ownership since homestead and cam to the
current owner through family. The purchaser is an undisclosed family
trust from Chicago and plans to continue the private fishery and Moose
Bohn of Eddie Bohn Real Estate, LLC, represented both the Buyer and
Seller in the transaction.
Jackson County Star
July 26, 2001
$11,250 Per Acre Paid for
Dunmore Ranch Near Gould
Sold for $1.8 Million
what could be the highest price ever paid for ranch land in Jackson
County, a 160-acre parcel near Gould sold for $1.8 million, or $11,250 per
is called the Dunmore Ranch was sold by the heirs of Edwin Morrison, who
became rich in the sugar beet business in Colorado, to a family trust out
Bohn Real Estate LLC of Denver represented both the buyers and sellers in
the deal. Bohn said he couldn't disclose the buyers' identities at
this time, but he said the planned to leave the land pretty much as it is.
could have been otherwise. Bohn said the land has been on the market for
about 1 1/2 years, and several real estate developers looked at the
possibility of cutting it into 40 building sites. However,
the new owners want to leave the land in its current state, hay it and
maybe pt it into a conservation easement. "They want to
preserve what's up there," Bohn said. What's
up there is a section completely surrounded by the Routt National Forest
and bisected by the south fork of the Michigan River. The land is in
a small valley with clears views of the surrounding mountains.
Several stands of timber dot the property.
said the asking price for the land - $2 million - discouraged
developers. And he added that one of the selling points was the
existence of the Jackson County Airport, which has one-mile paved runway
suitable for most planes. Bohn said the buyers wanted to be able to
fly in and out.
Dunmore Ranch was homesteaded by Ben F. Waite in 1919. Morrison
bought it a year later. Morrison's mother was the former Elizabeth
Proctor, whose family founded Proctor and Gamble.
became one of the early experts in the sugar beet industry in
Colorado. He was an avid sportsman who organized baseball, tennis
and golf tournaments in the Denver area.