Ken-Caryl Ranch residents are invited to attend a celebration of the listing of the John C. Shaffer Barn (also known to residents as the “Main Barn” or “Dutch Barn”) to the National Register of Historic Places. Completed in 1922, the barn was a key component in Ranch-owner John C. Shaffer’s plan to breed exceptional cattle capable of winning national competitions.
This event will take place on Sept. 25, at 10 a.m. at the Dakota Lodge. There will be a presentation about the 100-year-old barn and why it is unique and qualified to receive the honor of being named to the National Register. This will be followed by guided tours of the nearby barn, including its loft, which is normally closed to the public.