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01/07/16

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Contact: Glen R. Roberson
State Historic Preservation Office, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 405-521-6387
groberson@okhistory.org
www.okhistory.org/shpo

Kingfisher County Residents Receive Centennial Farm and Ranch Awards

Oklahoma City, Okla. Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer Melvena Heisch announced that three Oklahoma Centennial Farm and Ranch Awards have been presented to residents of Kingfisher County.

An Oklahoma Centennial Farm Award was presented to the owners of a Kingfisher County farm. Dennis and Karen Hubbard own the Hubbard Farm located southwest of Kingfisher. The family has grown wheat and hay and run cattle since great-grandfather George Hubbard settled the land in 1915.

An Oklahoma Centennial Ranch Award was presented to the owners of a Kingfisher County ranch. Marie and Robert Stewart own the Richards Ranch located southeast of Hennessey. The family has run a cow/calf operation since grandfather Joseph Richards settled the land in 1914.

An Oklahoma Centennial Farm Award was presented to the owner of a Kingfisher County farm. Charles M. Baker owns The Travis Farm located west of Crescent. The family has grown rye pasture and run cattle since grandfather Fred Travis Sr. settled the land in 1915.

To qualify for a Centennial Farm or Ranch Award, a property must be owned by a family member for at least 100 years and must be operated or occupied by a family member or leased out by a family member over the age of 65. The property must include a minimum of 40 acres and gross annual sales of at least $1,000. The Oklahoma Historical Society and the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry have sponsored the Centennial Farm and Ranch Awards for 26 years, including 139 for Kingfisher County.

For further information about the Centennial Farm and Ranch Program, please contact Glen R. Roberson at 405-521-6387 or groberson@okhistory.org.

The State Historic Preservation Office is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains 31 museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.
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