Francis - 0 Residents, remains are old Hotel which was used as a house by Henry Dechant and family, Barn still standing, Creamery and Windmill, on the Chisolm Trailtrail to Abilene Ks, wagon tracks are still visible in parts of the pasture full of short cactus and prairy dogs, wild turkeys nest in the Cottonwood trees and the landscape is breathtaking as well as is the carved stone window sills and lentels of the Motel.
It is a state law to brand cattle in Colorado. We don't use fire branding irons any more, we use electric irons. Our old irons hang on the entry wall. Our brand is called "milliron J" A milliron was a tool to work on a windmill, it was part of the pipe jack. The pipe jack keeps the well pipe from falling down the well when you are replacing a part. We have had several guests help at branding - call Craig Ranch Bed and Breakfast & Horse Motel in Limon, Colorado if you are interested.