Ranch No. 1 was staked when Nevada became a state in 1864 by Colonel John Reese who built the trading post known as Mormon Station. Robert and Sarah Trimmer bought Ranch No. 1 from the Frey Family in 1909. Currently owned and operated by their great granddaughters, Lisa Lekumberry, Terri Billman and Sheri Walters, the ranch still boasts a stone building built around 1860, a barn built in the 1880’s, and the ranch house built in 1885. In 2009, the Ranch No. 1 – Trimmer/Giovacchini Ranch was a recipient of the Nevada Centennial Award Ranch & Farm Award.
This entry is from the Nevada Centennial Awards Ranch & Farm Program which recognizes agricultural families who have owned and operated the same land in Nevada for 100 years or more. Forty-seven families have now been inducted into the program that began in 2004. The awards program is sponsored by the Nevada Agriculture Plate funds, Farm Bureau, Agricultural Foundation, Nevada Department of Agriculture, Cattlemen’s Association and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. For more information about the Nevada Centennial Awards Ranch & Farm Program please visit http://agri.nv.gov/.