First published in 1980, this classic description of the cowboy life by master storyteller John Erickson is now back in print. His observations about the Crown Ranch in particular, and the cowboy lifestyle in general, are filled with humor as well as pathos. Erickson describes the ranch, individual cowboys, roundups, wild cattle, and horses.
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This book is about the cowboy way of life in the Oklahoma panhandle between about, 1970 and 1980, not long ago. The author follows his own daily journal as ranch manager of a 5000 acre cattle ranch ... Read full review
Ranching in Beaver County
A Bitter Lesson
Blackjack and Momma Mare
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Page 2 - ... further pursuit I groped my way back to camp. During the following day the ascent of Wolverine River was continued, and three short portages, the longest one being half a mile, were made. As we proceeded northward the banks of the river became more rocky. In many places bald hilltops were visible, rising two or three hundred feet above the level of the river. Such timber as there was consisted of spruce, birch and jackpine. On the 14th, Birch Lake, a small body of water about...
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