We had a great turnout for the field trip to the Brose House - we had limited space and time so weren't able to accommodate everyone that wanted to go this time. Shauna Robinson of the Twin Falls County Preservation Commission led the Brose house tour, while Friends of Stricker explained the ranch history and Louis Zamora took us to a number of points of interest concerning the canal system.
Shauna shared information on the barn being purchased as a kit from Montgomery Ward and how Mr. Brose poured the concrete blocks that the home is made from.
Some of the original fence is still in place and many ornate urns and accents poured into cement molds can be found around the property.
This is the south porch of the home. Kudo's Shauna and many thanks for the tour.
We were able to wander freely at the Stricker Ranch, with volunteers from Friends of Stricker available at certain points to explain the building or area they represented. We had our lunch there, then went along with Louis Zamora to see some interesting things about the Twin Falls Canal Company.
We stopped at each end of the 10 foot siphon that crosses Rock Creek.
Last, but certainly not least, we were able to access the building that stores some of the artifacts collected by Joe Webster and others at the canal company in Twin Falls.