ⓘ Homer Wilson Ranch

                                     

ⓘ Homer Wilson Ranch

The Homer Wilson Ranch, also known as the Blue Creek Ranch, was one of the largest ranches in the early twentieth century in what would become Big Bend National Park in the U.S. state of Texas. The ranch was established by Homer Wilson in 1929 at Oak Springs to the west of the Chisos Mountains. Ultimately comprising 44 sections of land, amounting to more than 28.000 acres, the Oak Canyon-Blue Creek Ranch was acquired by the State of Texas in 1942 for incorporation into the new park. A large portion of the ranch comprised portions of the old G4 Ranch, established by John and Clarence Gano in the 1880s. Wilsons ranch focused on sheep and goats, the first such large operation in the Big Bend area. Wilson continued to live at the ranch until his death in 1943, his family moved from the ranch the next year. Wilson, born in Del Rio, Texas in 1892, had studied petroleum engineering at the Missouri School of Mines and was a World War I veteran. The ranch, with the headquarters at Oak Springs and its operational center at Blue Creek, was one of the largest in Texas, and the most significant ranch in Big Bend.

Blue Creek residence area of approximately 24 metres in length and 7.3 m 60 ft 18 m 16 ft 4.9 m 60 ft 18 m area on the South side of the house. Single-floor residence consists of two bedrooms, living room and kitchen, with a large Central fireplace. House with a double roof, the inner layer featuring a traditional reed roof type locally used, with a sheet of metal above the roof. Another building housed the ranch to help. Construction was abandoned when the Wilsons moved in.

Blue Creek ranch, Wilson was placed in the national register of historic places on April 14, 1975.