Homesteading And Ranching in the Upper Green River Valley
Homesteading and Ranching in the Upper Green River Valley
By Ann Chambers Noble and Jonita Sommers
This is an incredible book that we have been anxiously awaiting! This beautiful hard cover book (weighing in at over 5 pounds!) highlights an unique piece of American history and will be a cherished addition to any collection.
This book is a timely document utilizing historic and current photography with cattle brands of the region to celebrate the homesteaders themselves and their descendants and new occupants that have maintained and preserved this area. Homesteading is often a glorified piece of American history, but the history of homesteading in the Upper Green Rivers Valley is often about hardship and heartache. Men and women came here starting in the 1870s to have their own ranches, taking advantage of the Homestaed Act of 1862. They were willing to risk everything they had to start a new life and with often little more than a wagon, a team of horses, a smattering of livestock, a young family, and deep hope. This history of the Upper Green River Valley with carefully researched historical photography combined with contemporary photography by: Curtis S. Anderson, Arnie Brokling, Elizabeth Boehm, Ronald Chilcote, Rita Donham, Mark Gocke, Fred Pflughoft, David Rule and Tsaac Spotts.