Historic Stetson Creek Ranch
The ranch dates back to at least 1865, when Mr. W. O. Taylor used the ranch for grazing livestock.
In 1885 it was owned by the notorious cattle rustler James McHaney. He used his various mountain properties to hide cattle that had been stolen from other ranchers.
In the early 1900's it was acquired by Richard Stetson, who with his family planted the many magnificent apple trees you see here today! The photograph above shows the ranch in 1920, and part of the well established orchard. Fred Hill later owned it and also grew apples here.
The ranch has also been a Boy Scout camp, and an equestrian camp. However the owners have respected the natural beauty and the history of the ranch, and it remains much as it has been for the past centu