The Old Maid

December 12, 2017 0
By Ralph Chain Of all the men who worked for us throughout the years, one fellow really stands out in my mind. His name was H. Rhodes, but we called him “H.” H, I guess, […]

Ole Buck

February 25, 2017 0
By Ralph Chain They always say, “In a person’s lifetime, you have one good horse and one good dog.” Of the dozens of horses that have been on our outfit in my lifetime, there have […]

The Pumpkin Center School

December 23, 2016 0
By Ralph Chain I was on the bulldozer ready to knock down the skeleton of the old Pumpkin Center School House when it struck me, I was about to commit a horrible waste. I almost […]

The Barn

September 23, 2016 0
By Ralph Chain In 1935 and 1936, when we used to work a lot of mules, my granddad and dad decided to build some mule barns. So, in 1935, we built the first barn where […]

The Changing Harvest

August 19, 2016 0
By Ralph Chain I cannot believe how harvest has changed in my lifetime. I can remember when we started harvesting, we used an eight to ten-foot binder pulled by four head of mules. The binder […]

Online Exclusive: Ralph Chain

April 21, 2016 0
Chain Ranch is a six-generation ranch located ten miles west of Canton, Okla. Oscar Chain purchased the first 160 acres with $50 and a shotgun in 1883. Oscar’s grandson, Ralph Chain watched the ranch grow […]