Beebe Ranch

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Beebe Ranch
Established 2001 (2001)
Location 3062 Ridge Road
Chincoteague, Virginia,
United States
Coordinates 37°54′32″N 75°23′46″W / 37.909°N 75.396°W / 37.909; -75.396
Type Equestrian museum
Website facebook.com/Beeberanch

Beebe Ranch is an American horse ranch and museum located at 3062 Ridge Road, Chincoteague, Virginia. The museum closed in 2010.[1] Six years later Beebe Ranch re-opened on July 27, 2016.[2] The museum focused on two Chincoteague Ponies, Misty and her foal Stormy, featured in the novels Misty of Chincoteague (1947) and Stormy, Misty's Foal (1963) by Marguerite Henry. Misty and Stormy resided at the ranch and now their taxidermically preserved figures are displayed at the museum.[3] Misty had stayed in the house at the ranch during the Ash Wednesday Storm of 1962,[3] a major winter storm that struck the coast and became the basis for the book Stormy, Misty's Foal.

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  1. ^ "History of Misty of Chincoteague". Misty's Heaven. Retrieved 26 April 2015. Ralph and Jeanette Beebe's son Billy King Beebe developed the old Beebe Ranch at 3062 Ridge Road into a museum. Beebe Ranch reopened for visitors in 1999 and was open every summer through 2010. 
  2. ^ Misty descendant born on Chincoteague's Beebe Ranch
  3. ^ a b Staff (undated). "Misty, Chick Lit Hero Horse". RoadsideAmerica.com. Retrieved November 17, 2011.

External links[edit]

  • Beebe Ranch on Facebook
  • Database (undated). "Beebe Ranch". Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved November 17, 2011.