By Tim Force
The Brand Exhibit features the old cattle and horse brands of Ouray County beginning in 1890 to 1944.
Included in the exhibit are educational posters detailing the legal aspects of brands, why branding in necessary in the livestock industry, and some of the more colorful and interesting brands used in Colorado.
Sixty of the oldest Ouray County brands are displayed on the fencing surrounding the brand exhibit.
Several old brand books are displayed as well as old branding irons and saddles.
If you have ancestors that ranched in Ouray County you will certainly be interested in this new exhibit.