Miner Ranch Homestead 1904
My Great-grandparents Garfield and Anna Bell Miner homesteaded 14 miles South and a mile and a half west of Gregory South Dakota. They arrived from Nebraska in the very late 1800’s. My Grandfather Jerry was the youngest of their 4 children (two boys and two girls). My Grandparents are Jerry and Lena Miner. My Dad is the oldest of their 5 children.
The ranching legacy has passed down from Garfield and Anna, to Jerry & Lena, my Uncle Gary, my Parents and now me. My relationship to this land began when I was an infant. My parents adopted me, and I was brought home to the ranch. A long told story about my arrival, a blizzard had come in and snow blocked the driveway and road. Neighbors heard my parents could head out to get me, so the community came together and plowed roads! When I was two our family relocated to Michigan. We would come visit the ranch every summer. I loved riding horses & tractors, playing with kittens and dogs. I can remember the feel of nice breeze on a hot day, the sound of a screen door slamming. I loved my Uncle and Grandpa for always letting me be part of the outside world of horse, haying and loving the land.