Preserving history and creating a heritage in land, cattle, and natural resources.

A cattle and hunting ranch in Hardeman County, Texas, just outside the town of Quanah, together with associated lodgings and eateries in restored historic buildings in town.

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The Medicine Mounds: Distinctive Topography and Wildlife

As you drive west on Highway 287 between Vernon and Quanah, four hills rise south of the road. These ancient eroded hills, or the "Medicine Mounds," have been landmarks for generation after generation of human inhabitants of the region. The Comanches who traveled this area in the 17th to 19th centuries relied on them as a source for healing plants, mineral waters, and as a place for vision quests. According to historian Bill Neeley, "Medicine Mounds have continued to be venerated like a Grandmother whose healing herbs restore health to the body and whose benevolent spirit gives guidance to the soul."

Currently, the Mounds are part of a privately-owned 20,000-acre cattle ranch. The ranch considers itself a steward of the native flora and fauna, focusing on wildlife management. It also offers facility rentals for corporate retreats, managed hunts, and so forth, and has just started hosting public events. The ranch store in Quanah offers a full range of hunting supplies.

The team behind the ranch has also restored several historic buildings in downtown Quanah, providing lodging and restaurant space. Guests to the area, whether a couple, large family, or large group, can enjoy Quanah in a sparkling clean, freshly renovated Airbnb rental.

Sources: "The Significance and History of the Medicine Mounds," by Jeanene Stermer. "The Sacred Nature of Numunu's Medicine Mounds," by Bill Neeley.