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Grand Opening of the Big Bear Native American Museum
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Join us on Saturday, November 15 for the grand opening of the Big Bear Native American Museum. This is a.... More
Annual Pioneer Days 2014
Friday, November 21, 2014
Join us for the many activities of our annual Pioneer Days, November 21 and 22, 2014. Mark your calendar for.... More
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Big Bear Native American Museum Now Open
12/01/15
The Big Bear Native American Museum opened November 15, 2014 featuring a collection of Native American artifacts donated by Leonard “Big Bear” Beal. Additional artifacts supplement his collection to provide a complete overview of Native Americans in North America from their arrival over 13,000 years ago to the present. Displays feature a wide variety of artifacts including not only projectile.... Read More
2015 Winter Hours Jan-Mar
12/22/14
NOTICE: We will be going to Winter Hours beginning January 4th, 2015. This schedule will be in effect until mid-March or so depending on the weather. No Thursdays. No Fridays. Saturdays 10am to 5pm. Sundays 1pm to 5pm. This will be for the whole property, including the Big Bear Museum. Private tours by appointment. Randolph 817 648 2815..... Read More
2014 Pioneer Days
11/23/14
We enjoyed a very successful 11th Annual Pioneer Days! School children from four local schools, home schoolers, families and friends came out both Friday, Nov. 21st and Saturday, Nov. 22nd for this event. We had Terry's Texas Rangers Civil War re-enactors, Ghosts of Buzzard Flats gunfighters, music from Buttermilk Junction, Native American and other vendors, blacksmith demonstrations, Bates Bunkhouse, Johnson.... Read More
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Chisholm Trail Marker - Smith Ranch
Settled in the valley below in 1887 and through the years has protected this 25 acre rare native prairie grass preserve. Imagine millions of bison and Longhorn cattle that grazed on this lush grass just as it is today on.... Read More
Did you know?
Joseph G. McCoy, a cattle buyer from Illinois, was instrumental in extending the Chisholm Trail from present day Wichita to Abilene, Kansas, to promote and establish cattle markets for thousands of Longhorn cattle from Texas. In 1867, McCoy built stockyards that he advertised throughout Texas.

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