Tom Bolack established the B-Square Ranch in 1957 as a showcase of multiple land use. It covers 12,000 acres, featuring not only a working farm and ranch plus two museums, but also a private wildlife refuge for some 15,000 year-round and 100,000 wintering waterfowl.
Today, the ranch has herds numbering 650 heads of cattle and 400 deer, along with sheep and turkeys. It is a natural home to pheasant, quail, eagles, hawks, and owls, and its seven manmade lakes are stocked with bass, crappie, and catfish.
The Bolack Museum of Fish and Wildlife features a private collection of more than 2,500 wildlife specimens from five continents. Meanwhile, the Bolack Electromechanical Museum, opened in 1990, has on permanent display a forty-year collection of antique electrical, agricultural, industrial, radio, and communications items.
The B-Square Ranch is located just off U.S. Highway 64 on the south side of town at 3901 Bloomfield Highway, Farmington, New Mexico 87401. Although Tom Bolack passed away in 1998 at the age of 80, the ranch and its museums are open to the public for free tours from 9am to 3pm on Monday through Saturday; closed on Sundays and national holidays.
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