History of Pine River Ranch

Pine River Ranch BarnI learned a little about the History of Pine River Ranch today, and since so many people have asked the question I thought I would share.

The words “Ski-Land” were put on the barn when it was built in 1944 by Mr. Motteler. It was in recognition of his fruit packing plant in Leavenworth: Ski-Land Fruit Packing.

It turns out that Mr. Motteler had two dairies, this was his first with the other one located by Ski Hill in Leavenworth. The Motteler family still continues to run an orchard in the Leavenworth area.

One more mystery about the history of Pine River Ranch solved!