Venerable cowboy ranch in KC auctions supplies

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — An auction at the iconic Benjamin Ranch in south Kansas City drew people looking for a chance to buy a memory, or some bargain horsing equipment.

Benjamin Ranch will be torn down Jan. 1 to make room for a Cerner Corp. office development. That will be the end of a ranch that started as a dairy farm more than 125 years ago.

The Kansas City Star reports ( that the ranch offered a rodeo arena, horse race practice track and opera stage. It offered July 4th rodeos, horseback riding and hayrides, and many of the buildings were booked for weddings and corporate picnics.

Sunday’s auction drew people bidding on everything from wooden nickels to art work of Warpaint, the Kansas City Chiefs’ mascot, and draft horse equipment.

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