“Decades later, several days’ ride north of Widow Smith’s place, 14-year-old Wayne Hage was fed up with mandatory church attendance enforced by his mother. One night he finally spelled out his good-byes on a piece of paper and ran away from home, dreaming of an adventurous cowboy life. He didn’t run too far, however, and soon signed on as a cowhand at his uncle’s ranch. Within a few years Wayne became a buckaroo at the PX Ranch, the Nevada spread that Bing Crosby bought so his three boys would learn the value of hard work far from the Hollywood lights. Here, Wayne honed his skills before joining the Air Force. After a tour of duty, he enrolled in college and graduate school at the University of Nevada-Reno. With a masters degree in organic chemistry, Wayne finally returned to ranching.”
– Jim Keen, Great Ranches of the West Author & Photographer
This beautiful award-winning 12×11 fine art, hard bound, coffee table book featuring over 30 ranches in 17 states with nearly 600 photographs will make a wonderful addition to any home or office, and be a showing of your support for America’s struggling farm and ranch families.