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Meal time at the Lazy F Ranch

Washington State Library
  • Eating & Drinking
  • Dude Ranches
  • Fireplaces
  • Tables
  • Recreation & Social Life


Guests at the Lazy F Ranch near Ellensburg, WA sit family style anticipating a home cooked meal, one of the big attractions at the dude ranch. Their hostess at the end of the table, Vernita Whited, was a concert pianist from Boston who married an eastern Oregon cowboy. Together they operated four guest ranches between 1926 and 1964.

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