“Being a life long Texan (and you’ll understand this if you’re one too), I have seen more than my fair share of ‘The Cowboy Life’ portrayed in the worst way by some slick New York or Los Angeles artist/producer/photographer/journalist… In my travels, it never fails, that I am presented with some misconceived and ill informed lore of how Texas, Cowboys, and country life if portrayed elsewhere. So when I heard about this book – I was naturally skeptical, and fully expected some mockery and over zealous portrayal of country bumpkins, akin to another horrible Woody Harrelson and Kiefer Sutherland performance.. I was horribly, horribly WRONG.” –Amazon book review, (May 7, 2016)
This Independence Day, we’re celebrating the 26 cowboys on the Waggoner Ranch. These men are American icons, carrying on a way of life that is older than Texas. We’re honored to preserve this piece of American history and celebrate the integrity and independence they represent.
The Waggoner Ranch was founded in 1849 by Dan Waggoner. He and his son, W.T. Waggoner, steadily grew the ranch. Now, it is the largest ranch under one fence in the United States. With its long history and legendary stories (Theodore Roosevelt was a regular guest on the ranch!), it is truly an American treasure.
“The land on the Waggoner is special, but it’s the cowboys who make it a special place.” –Jeremy Enlow