“The White Ranch, at about four feet above sea level, suffers from a host of issues never faced by northern operations – such as alligators and tropical storms. Mosquitoes are such a plague that every cowboy on the ranch includes an arsenal of insect repellent on his saddle from March to October. I’m slapping at them now, swarms of bugs in the humid air. Then, there’s violent weather. During Hurricane Rita, the White had to move all their cattle into safer parts of the state. But six generations of ranchers have outlasted the severe conditions served up by a harsh southeastern Texas landscape, making the “Crossed W” brand one of the oldest continuously used brands in Texas.
– 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.