The Z Bar/Spring Hill Ranch


When Stephen F. Jones built his home in the 1880’s, it was a crowning achievement in his career as a cattleman. Built with hand-cut native limestone, the 11-room house is characteristic of the Second Empire style of 19th Century architecture. The massive three-story barn is impressive in its own right. Visitors also enjoy touring the Lower Fox Creek School, a one-room schoolhouse located on a nearby hilltop. A spring on the hillside provided water to the house. Thus the name, the Spring Hill Ranch. The ranch was designated a National Historic Landmark in February of 1997.rn


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