Thomas Edward McCullough, devoted husband, father, grand-father, and expert problem solver, died on April 11, 2023. He was 87 years old. Tom was born in 1935 in Wichita Falls, Texas, to parents Marvin and Adaline McCullough. He showed an early aptitude for mechanical equipment, fully dismantling and reassembling an alarm clock at age four.…
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In 1943 a B17 crashed on Wild Horse Flat killing seven. This story is taken mostly from the AAF accident report.
Gavina Garcia’s homestead house was built by her oldest son, Julian who also built the school house.
The Dawson Railroad runs through the ranch. It was built in 1903 to haul coal from the Dawson mines mainly to copper smelters in Arizona and it supplied the motive power to all of Southern Pacific’s steam engines.
Elko and the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering has ties to the ranch though Buck Ramsey.
Buck Ramsey captures so eloquently the family’s love for the ranch and its legacy.
Dan Trigg was my fathers uncle, they were close until a ranch venture in the 50s turned bad. After that they were always prepared for confrontation.
Jimmy Shaffner visited the ranch as a teen.
Alamosa point has always commanded a special presence and has made its impact on all of us. Perhaps it was too during my grandfather’s era…
Tom McCullough spent a lot of time at the ranch when he was a kid. Here is a story about some of those early days.