This gorgeous, case bound "coffee table" style book immortalizes the California vaquero and buckaroo life.
Using beautifully detailed sketches and paintings, as well as historic photographs and folksy stories and anecdotes, Ernie Morris tells the tales of ranching, horse handling, working cattle and fancy roping as it existed at the turn of the twentieth century.
There are more than 400 color and black-and-white illustrations and photos, which, together with many personal interviews and biographies, bring to life the remarkable ways of the buckaroo.
There are brief histories of many old-time and contemporary top-hand buckaroos like Granville Martin, Gilbert Aguirre, Tom Arano, Chino Boranda, and Bill Dorrance; buckaroo artists like Ed Borein, Jo Mora, Nicholas Firfires, and Jack N. Swanson; and many pictures of buckaroo gear including riatas, braided rawhide reins and romals, spurs, chinks, bosals, mecates, hobbles, and quirts, elaborately carved and decorated saddles, and silver-mounted bits.
- Written by Ernest Morris
- Second Printing
- Hard Cover
- Dust Jacket.
- 236 pages
- 9 x 12 inches
- 2lb 15.8oz
- Printed by Casey Printing