“In the 1820’s, Taylor White began driving his cattle on a path that retraced the Old Spanish Trail all the way to New Orleans, where he could get $12 per steer as compared to $5 per steer back home in Texas, and soon hordes of other ranchers joined him. Until the Union Pacific Railroad finally linked Houston and New Orleans in 1881, the Opelousas Trail echoed with cattle bellows and marked the land with its hieroglyphics of hoofprints reflecting a century of journeys. It seems strange that short-lived northern cattle drives like the Chisolm and the Goodnight inspired so many of America’s cowboy legends and folklore, while The Opelousas ran cattle for nine decades, more than all of its famous cousins, yet remains relatively unknown.”
– 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.