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Western Word of the Week - Rancho - #WesternWordoftheWeek


Welcome to our Weekly Western Word of the Day...

Rancho - another name for a ranch or a farm but one that focuses on animal or livestock raising more so than crops

Also called "spread", "layout", "outfit", "hacienda" (which is usually thought of as a Spanish plantation or landed estate)

Later it came to be thought of as a fenced range (as opposed to open range)

Cowboy Lingo by Ramon F. Adams; ISBN#0-618-08349-9

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