An old barn and wash house built in the late 1800’s are still in use on the Bailey Ranch in Diamond Valley. Robert and Marietta Bailey bought the original 300 acre ranch in 1875 for $20 in gold coin. They expanded over the years, raising cattle, horses, and meadow hay. Grandson Wilfred and his wife Barbara currently run a cow/calf operation and raise alfalfa-grass hay on the ranch. In 2009, the Bailey Ranch was a recipient of the Nevada Centennial Award Ranch & Farm Award.


This entry is from the Nevada Centennial Awards Ranch & Farm Program which recognizes agricultural families who have owned and operated the same land in Nevada for 100 years or more. Forty-seven families have now been inducted into the program that began in 2004. The awards program is sponsored by the Nevada Agriculture Plate funds, Farm Bureau, Agricultural Foundation, Nevada Department of Agriculture, Cattlemen’s Association and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. For more information about the Nevada Centennial Awards Ranch & Farm Program please visit