The Lightning C Ranch: Today and Yesterday

The Lightning C Ranch, operated first by Everett Colborn and later under a partnership between Colborn and Gene Autry, became a major supplier of rodeo stock for rodeos throughout the United States in the 1940s and 1950s. The photographs in the first section below document the site as it appears today. These photographs were taken by Dr. Vernon L. Williams on March 10, 2000.

The Lightning C Ranch Today

The Lightning C Ranch Yesterday

Unless otherwise noted, all photographs below were taken on the Lightning C and are the property of Wilmer Westfall.

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