“Two hundred years ago, Comanche Indians hunted plentiful buffalo on this grassland prairie. The tough limestone soil was – and still is – high in calcium and perfect for grazing. Today the Bonds Ranch near Saginaw, Texas, finds itself surrounded by roads. Not your average rocky, pockmarked ranch roads but busy streets and intersections teeming with activity in the form of semi-trucks, construction vehicles, and buzzing commuters. Suburbia is encroaching, an urban world threatening to devour this originally rural area north of Fort Worth. Years ago, World War II American and French-Canadian pilots once practiced bomb-strafing runs over a target on the ranch. It’s not much quieter overhead these days, since now there’s a busy, private airport across the street, but the ranch continues to fly high.”
– 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.