1950s

Mr. Farley sells his successful tire and auto business to focus full-time on his work with at-risk children. In 1952, he tells a national audience about Boys Ranch in a CBS radio appearance. The result is an explosion of residents from across the United States. The next year, he addresses the Texas legislature to explain the unique educational needs for campus residents. Administrative offices are built in Amarillo, Texas, to handle the day-to-day business needs of the fast-growing organization.