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“My family was hungry.”
The truth behind the legend of Barney “Idaho Bill” Pearson.
The Babbitt Brothers and the CO Bar Ranch
Dave and Billy Babbitt arrived in Flagstaff and saw huge potential.
A Life of Lies
The strange tale of Charley Parkhurst.
How Did Men and Women Keep Their Hats on When Riding Fast or in High Wind?
Wranglers are Seldom Shown or Mentioned in Westerns. Did the Cowboys Take Turns at that or was it a Full-time Job during a Cattle Drive?
Did Ranches have Ice Houses?
A Rash Decision
The murder of a settler had unexpected consequences.
A Drive for the Birds
Herding turkeys across the Sierras helped build Henry Hooker's Arizona ranch.
A rendezvous with rambunctious Wyoming homesteader Elinore Pruitt Stewart.
Sometimes they really did ride off into the sunset.
How are Cattle Brands read, and how do Ranchers select them?