Bar B C Ranch

Chris’ grandfather, Struthers Burt, founded the first dude ranch in Wyoming – the Bar B C. We toured what remains of this historic ranch.

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An attempt is being made at restoring the site, but so far, the birthplace of Chris’ dad (seen above) remains as it was – untouched for decades.


  • ccburt

    One of the reasons the ranch is considered ‘historic’ is the guests it once hosted which included Ernest Hemeingway and Walt Disney among others.

  • Cindy

    It breaks my heart to see this beautiful, old buildings in such disrepair. I hope they get to restore Chris’s dad’s cabin soon.

  • Cindy

    I would like to run an Elderhostel “service program” to help restore these buildings. It potentially could run for numerous years, much like a University of Montana Elderhostel program restoring the “OTO” ranch, the oldest dude ranch in Montana. Is the park service now in charge of these buildings? Who would I contact? This could be a great way to preserve the history of Jackson Hole within federal lands. I sense that Grand Teton National Park does not have a huge budget for this. Elderhostel can provide hundreds of hours of man-power.

  • Susan Halama

    I am doing research on Struther’s Burt, his family and the Bar BC Ranch for inclusion in a book. The book is on an estate in Evergreen, Colorado in which the family has connections. Is there someway I can contact Chris about his Grandfather?

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