Historic Ranch A’s Colorful History
Ranch A is the result of a car breaking down in the Black Hills.
Ranch A is named for its founder Moses Annenberg, a media mogul and founder of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily Racing News. His son Walter later built the business founding TV Guide, Seventeen Magazine, and television stations that led to the founding of American Bandstand. Today the Annenberg Foundation has donated billions to education and other causes worldwide.
But it all started when Moses and Walter had car trouble one evening in the Northern Black Hills. A chance meeting ended up creating a legacy that lasts to this day.
FOOTNOTES AND REFERENCES
For more local information:
Crook County Museum
The Sundance Times,
December 17, 1998, by Jennifer McCuire
Beulah, WY website www.beulah.com for an article by
Rapid City Journal
For information on the Annenberg family:
Christopher Ogden, Legacy: A Biography of Moses and Walter Annenberg (1999).
Cooney, John E. – The Annenbergs. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1982.
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