The Nebraska Boys Ranch is a heartwarming story of one mother who turned tragedy into triumph and a small community who helped turn her dream into a reality. 

Arvilla Snow-Redfern grew up in Western Nebraska on a ranch homesteaded by her family in 1894. 

On July 10, 1935 Arvilla lost her 14 year old son in a tragic horse accident. Heartbroken, Arvilla went on to foster 14 young boys on her ranch. 

In 1951, Arvilla created The Snow-Redfern Foundation and donated her entire ranch to provide homes to hundreds of disadvantaged boys from across the country.  

A fellow Nebraskan by the name of Dick Haslow deeply believed in Arvilla’s vision. He traveled around Nebraska rallying communities to give generously of their time, money & skills to transform the raw land into an amazing campus for the boys to grow up. 

When the campus was completed, residents from multiple towns moved out to the Nebraska Boys Ranch to help raise the boys and the nearby towns gradually embraced the young boys as their own family. 

The Nebraska Boys Ranch eventually became a well known destination frequently visited by prominent donors, politicians & entertainers who would come to spend time with the boys and to pay tribute to Arvilla’s dream.

Today the Nebraska Boys Ranch is vacant and proudly awaiting a new owner to come create a new legacy for the property


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September 24th 2024 12pm EST
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