Sunday, December 7, 2008

Jon Crane and Black Hills Historical Preservation Trust Join Forces to Save the Meeker Ranch and other Historic Black Hills Sites

Shown is Jon Crane's image of Meeker Ranch (left select for larger image and return arrow to return to dhsclassates).

The famous Black Hills artist Jon Crane is working hard to save the historic Meeker Ranch. For more information and images select on the text links Meeker Ranch and Jon Crane's special project  .

Jon Crane's art captures the US Heartland Legacy and remains a favorite of many of us for years.  His private studio is still near Hill City.  His original gallery in Hill City has changed to private ownership and that includes the resident kitty.   Jon now only sells to selected art gallery dealers across the country.

In his early days Jon also did art lessons.  My Mother took lessons from him.  She kept Jon's style and left us some family heritage art work of her own.  One special is the Person Ranch homestead cabin.  The cabin was built and settled by my wife's grandparents.  It was destroyed years ago but the cabin foundation still exists on the road from Hill City to Moon SD.

The Deadwood Magazine also has more detail in its November 2008 issue.

On December 8, 2008, Jon Crane sent the following comment:  

"Good to hear from you.  I certainly remember your Mother.  I believe she also took a workshop that I gave in Spearfish.  The links on your blog look great.  We appreciate your help in getting the word out on the Meeker Ranch.  It is a wonderful place that really needs to be preserved.  We have joined forces with a group that is saving the Gold Mountain Mine outside Hill City to form the Black Hills Historical Preservation Trust.  We will keep you updated.

Thanks for your support,
Jon Crane"


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