National and State Register
Em Ranch (Santa Maria Ranch)
The agricultural history associated with the EM Ranch extends from 1874 through 1948, encompassing the original homesteading by Hardy Epperson, Aldophus Feringer’s assemblage of the large land holdings, the subsequent extensive sheep raising operations of the Chalmers and Galloway partnership, and the economic decline of the Depression years that culminated in the Ownbey family’s ownership of the property.
Numerous buildings remain intact within the headquarters complex located in the southwestern portion of the 2,320 acre property. Listed under Historic Ranching Resources of South Park, Colorado Multiple Property Submission.
County Rd. 439, Hartsel vicinity