The Ranch

Welcome to the Buffalo Coulee Ranch where history has made a full circle. Nestled along the Missouri River is the coulee where it is said Lewis and Clark made way to discovery. Years past this coulee once had bison and we have revived it again with bringing back the bison yet to again roam this land. With years of heritage in this ranch being homestead 100 plus years ago, this family run bison operation of 20 years hopes to keep this history alive.

Established in 1904 by Phillip Kesselring, who homesteaded here after he migrated from Russia to start a new life on the prairie. The first building on the farm was a small barn which homed both Phillip and his wife….on one half of the barn while the other half was reserved for the horses. With nothing but an old wood burning stove in the corner for heat they lived in that small barn, which is still used today on the ranch, until there home was built.

Phillip was a excellent craftsman and soon the barn was built along with a hog barn and a grainery. As the story goes, when the barn was being built he and a fellow hand had taken the horse and wagon team to town for supplies and by the time they returned a tornado had gone through and blew the barn down. Without much delay work resumed and the barn was put back up and as time went on there was a north and south lean attached to it. To this date the barn and other buildings built by Phillip still stand.

They built a life of a farmer and dairy farm with 5 children to help life on the prairie had many challenges

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