Landmarks, Landowners, News Desk
2012 Land Report 100: Scott Family
No. 42 Scott Family
The Padlock Ranch dates back to 1943 when Homer and Mildred Scott ran just 300 cows on 3,000 acres. In the decades since then, the Padlock has expanded substantially and now covers almost half a million acres in Wyoming and Montana; some 220,000 of those are deeded. In addition to being a working cattle ranch that raises 11,000 calves annually, the Padlock also produces hay, corn, and barley. It also offers ranch vacations, drawing guests from as far as Switzerland and Italy.