Days Gone By“Without a storyteller, history doesn’t exist. The story gets lost in time as if it never happened,” says Jim Bret Campbell, executive director of the National Ranching Heritage Center at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. A 27-acre museum and historical park tells the ranching story with 51 historic structures representing the birth, growth and maturity of ranching in North America. Seven galleries feature permanent and temporary exhibits of Western art, photography and artifacts.
On the cover: The 1909 Barton House is perhaps the best known and most recognizable of the 51 historic structures at the National Ranching Heritage Center in Lubbock. This photo was taken during Candlelight at the Ranch when luminarias and a chuck wagon help light up the night sky as the historic park annually recreates a pioneer Christmas. (Photo by Tom Heisey)