The spirit of Ghost Ranch

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The spirit of Ghost Ranch

Tales of spooks, noises in the night, electricity in the air
The interior of Ghost House in the restored section features artisan-crafted furniture and original ponderosa pine beams supporting a ceiling of cut latilla branches.
Ghost House at Ghost Ranch serves as a house museum, meeting room and guest quarters. The Archuleta Brothers originally built the house in the late 1880s or early 1890s. It features traditional New Mexican adobe architecture.
Painted dozens of times by the artist Georgia O’Keeffe, Cerro Pedernal is a prominent peak in northern New Mexico. Easily viewed from anywhere on Ghost Ranch, local legend states that witches flew their victims to the top of the mountain for midnight meetings with the devil.
Georgia O’Keeffe, a famous artist and guest at Ghost Ranch, gave a drawing of a skull to Arthur Pack to use as the logo for Ghost Ranch. Hispanic craftsmen carved the skull motif on comfortable chairs still in use at Ghost House.
An ancient cottonwood tree towers over Ghost House with a view of the Piedra Lumbre or Shining Cliffs in the background. Ghost Ranch histories and local legends state that the Archuleta brothers, who built Ghost House, quarreled over hidden gold and one of the brothers killed the other. A posse hung the murderous brother from a tall cottonwood – possibly this same tree.

The spirit of Ghost Ranch

The interior of Ghost House in the restored section features artisan-crafted furniture and original ponderosa pine beams supporting a ceiling of cut latilla branches.
Ghost House at Ghost Ranch serves as a house museum, meeting room and guest quarters. The Archuleta Brothers originally built the house in the late 1880s or early 1890s. It features traditional New Mexican adobe architecture.
Painted dozens of times by the artist Georgia O’Keeffe, Cerro Pedernal is a prominent peak in northern New Mexico. Easily viewed from anywhere on Ghost Ranch, local legend states that witches flew their victims to the top of the mountain for midnight meetings with the devil.
Georgia O’Keeffe, a famous artist and guest at Ghost Ranch, gave a drawing of a skull to Arthur Pack to use as the logo for Ghost Ranch. Hispanic craftsmen carved the skull motif on comfortable chairs still in use at Ghost House.
An ancient cottonwood tree towers over Ghost House with a view of the Piedra Lumbre or Shining Cliffs in the background. Ghost Ranch histories and local legends state that the Archuleta brothers, who built Ghost House, quarreled over hidden gold and one of the brothers killed the other. A posse hung the murderous brother from a tall cottonwood – possibly this same tree.
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