Rankin Ranch

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Rankin Ranch
Rankin Ranch is located in Montana
Rankin Ranch
Location 2 1/2 mi. NE of the Helena-Diamond City Rd., Avalanche Gulch, Montana
Coordinates 46°37′46″N 111°34′7″W / 46.62944°N 111.56861°W / 46.62944; -111.56861Coordinates: 46°37′46″N 111°34′7″W / 46.62944°N 111.56861°W / 46.62944; -111.56861
Area 90 acres (36 ha)
Built 1923
Architect Flouree,Dan
Governing body Private
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Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 11, 1976
Designated NHL May 11, 1976[2]

Rankin Ranch was the home of Jeannette Rankin, whose 1916 election to the United States House of Representatives made her the first woman elected to the House. Her legacy includes a penchant for pacifism, women's rights, and social reform. She served another term from 1941-1943 when she was the only member of the House to oppose the declaration of war against Japan in 1941.

The site was declared a National Historic Landmark and thereby added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[2][3]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b "Rankin Ranch". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-10-13. 
  3. ^ George R. Adams (December, 1975). National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Jeannette Rankin Residence / Wellington D. Rankin Ranch PDF (415 KB). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 3 photos, exterior, from 1975. PDF (1.12 MB)

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