“The story goes that Jack fell in love with a young lady whose brother had promised her to a polygamist. However, Jack secretly married her, angering the brothers so much that they plotted to kidnap the new bride. They decided to frame Jack for stealing a cow – which he didn’t do. He was arrested and thrown in jail. His sentence was eighteen months in prison or a fine of $25. Jack told the judge he’d need to be out of jail for one day to get his hands on the money. The judge agreed. As soon as Jack was released, he stole one of the judge’s cows, had it butchered and sold in another town, and returned with the $25 to pay his fine. This quick lesson in the value of cattle may very well have been the impetus that spurred Jack Chew to become a rancher.”
– 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.