Dr. Henry Wisner has one of the model ranches in Barber county. It is located in Sharon township, where Sand Creek runs out of the bluffs north of Sharon. A considerably portion of the ranch is meadow land, and Dr. Wisner rarely fails to harvest a large crop of hay. The ranch is well improved, has a large comfortable house where Dr. and Mrs. Wisner make their home, good barns, granaries and corrals, and houses for his tenants and employees.
The Doctor handles a great many cattle every year besides those raised on the ranch. There are not many better watered ranches in the county.
Wisner Fountain, Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas, 15 December 2006.
Looking east. Located just west of Intermediate (Middle) School on north Main Street.
Note the drinking fountain at curbside for public watering of horses.
Also see: Photographs from Medicine Lodge, Kansas, 2006
Photo courtesy of Nathan Lee.
Thanks to Ellen (Knowles) Bisson for finding, transcribing and contributing the above Medicine Lodge Cresset article to this web site!
It is one of a series of articles published together on 2 March 1900 under the title of Barber County Profiles: Men Who Have Taken a Prominent Part in Developing the Stock Industry in Barber County.
It was transcribed from Kansas State Historical Society microfilm reel #M 870. If a photo is indicated in the above text, the microfilm itself has a photo of the individual or property.
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