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The George Ranch Blog

14 Mar2014

WCA Waste Management Awards Sponsorship and Field Trip Funding to George Ranch Historical Park

On Friday, March 7, Vice President Jerry Martin and Landfill Operations Manager Marcos Elizondo from WCA Waste Management hand-delivered a $30,000 contribution to the George Ranch Historical Park.      WCA Waste Management representatives Marcos Elizondo, Landfill Operations Manager (left), and Jerry Martin, Region 2 Vice President (right), present Candace Jones, Director of George Ranch...

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13 Mar2014

Uncle Bob Hatches a Baby Chick

This spring, Uncle Bob Beringer, historical interpreter at the 1890s Sharecropper Farm, hatched his first baby chick.  Uncle Bob has been letting the hens of the Sharecropper Farm keep a few eggs to lay on each spring for the past few years. Until now, he has never had any luck in his chicken hatching...

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06 Jan2014

Summer Volunteer Opportunity for Students

This summer, students ages 12 to 16 years old are invited to participate in a new volunteer program at the George Ranch Historical Park. The program is open to public, private and homeschool students who are interested in learning what it takes to make it in the old west. “This summer volunteer program offers...

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28 Dec2013

Tales of Texas 2014

Explore the lives of important historical figures and famous Texas heroes during Tales of Texas at George Ranch Historical Park. Just in time for Texas Independence Day, this annual event features first person stories of early Texans, historical vignettes of life in four time periods, hands-on activities, and tours of historic homes. “This is...

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06 Dec2013

Sharecropper Plays Santa

Best known as “Uncle Bob”, Bob Beringer portrays the 1890s Sharecropper at the George Ranch Historical Park for most of the year. When Christmas rolls around, Uncle Bob becomes Santa Claus. He makes special appearances for children visiting the George Ranch Historical Park during December holiday activities. This year, Beringer is competing in the...

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06 Dec2013

Holiday Activities & Workshops at GRHP this December

During the entire month of December, the George Ranch Historical Park will be a winter wonderland with each historical site decked out in traditional Christmas decor and holiday craft workshops offered on Saturdays. Begin the adventure at the 1830s Jones Stock Farm, discover how the Old 300 celebrated Christmas on the frontier. Simple greenery...

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06 Dec2013

Campfire Christmas Offers Unique Experience

Journey back through 100 years of holiday traditions at the George Ranch Historical Park this December with Campfire Christmas celebrations on December 13, 14, 20 & 21 and a Children’s Campfire Christmas on December 19. “Campfire Christmas gives our visitors the rare opportunity to enjoy the beauty and serenity of the Park at night...

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14 Nov2013

Youth Photography Contest

DEADLINE FOR ENTRY:  Midnight – May 31, 2014Enter your favorite photos of George Ranch Historical Park in our Student Photography Contest and help us create our 2015 calendar. The top 4 winners (in each age group) will win  a spot in the 2015 calendar  an award certificate  & 4 tickets to the 2014 Texian Market Days ...

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04 Nov2013

Thousands Attend Texian Market Days 2013

Over 6,000 guests explored four historic sites and a plethora of activities at George Ranch Historical Park on Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26. The Park was bustling with excitement over the weekend as guests traveled from miles around to experience over 100 years of Texas history at the 30th Annual Texian Market...

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31 Oct2013

Trailside Exhibit Opens in Memory of Orin Covell

  Cutting the ribbon for the new exhibit – (left to right)Orin’s daughter Lara Covell-Tucker is holding Orin’s two-year-old granddaughter Brooke alongside Rockie Parr, Becky Covell, Candace Jones, and Ann Council.   Approximately 50 family members and friends gathered together on Friday October 25, for the ribbon cutting ceremony launching a new trailside exhibit...

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