(Extensions of Remarks - October 13, 2011)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E1856-E1857]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                          LEROUX RANCH TRIBUTE


                          HON. SCOTT R. TIPTON

                              of colorado

                    in the house of representatives

                       Thursday, October 13, 2011

  Mr. TIPTON. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the Leroux Ranch of 
Radium, Colorado. Leroux Ranch was settled in 1905 by cowboy and miner 
Owen F. Leroux at the suggestion of John Winslow, Owen's future father-
  Owen married Ida Winslow, settled down, and started a family. The 
Leroux estate thrived for many years and after Owen's death, his family 
began purchasing land from homesteaders and the farm operated as Leroux 
Cattle Company. In 1973, part of the farm was sold off, but the 
original homestead remained.
  In 2008, the final interest in the farm was purchased by descendants 
of Owen and Ida Leroux and today raises Angus and Hereford cattle. The 
Division of Wildlife has placed a conservation easement on the property 
in an attempt to establish a habitat for big game.
  The Leroux Farm is another fine example of the rich agricultural 
heritage of the State of Colorado. The Centennial Farms Program is 
honoring the Leroux Farm for its longevity and long-time cultural 
value. It is truly a pleasure to represent a district of a state with 
such a fantastic display of entrepreneurial spirit.
  Mr. Speaker, it is an honor to recognize Leroux Farm today on the 
floor of the House. The farm is truly a valuable historic and cultural 
asset of the State of Colorado.

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