Portraits of the cowboys are sprinkled throughout the book.
“Ranch Manager Weldon Hawley started at the bottom at the Waggoner Ranch in 1972, living in the bunkhouse. His father, Charley Hawley, cowboyed there. After serving in Vietnam, Weldon came back to the Waggoner Ranch “because it’s home.” In 2005, Weldon was presented the Top Hand Award at the 25th Annual North Texas Rehab Ranch Roundup.
Except for short stints at the 6666 and Triangle ranches, his entire career has been at the Waggoner Ranch.
He has been the ranch manager for 18 years.