|Statement||Herman Oliver. Edited by E. R. Jackman|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||312|
: Gold and Cattle Country: GOLD AND CATTLE COUNTRY. Binsfords & Mort, Portland , second edition, pages, profusely illustrated with B & W photographs, pictorial endpapers illustrating more tha different cattle brands. Edited by E.R. Jackman. History of Oregon's Oliver ranch and its famous "A2" brand. Minor cover soiling.4/5(1). Herman Oliver is a writer's writer, a man's man, and is owed a debt of gratitude that he took the considerable time involved in the work of art that is "Gold and Cattle Country." This gem of a book transcends time and is very readable. It is a classic, true "Western!"/5. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Oliver, Herman. Gold and cattle country. Portland, Or.: Binfords & Mort, , © (OCoLC) Gold and cattle country by Herman Oliver, , Binfords & Mort edition, in EnglishPages:
Reading "Gold and Cattle Country" is like sitting down and listening to a lifetime of tales about how things were in the real "old west". And what a lifetime it was! Herman Oliver's father came to the US from the Azores as a stowaway, and ended up settling in Oregon's Grant County. Likewise, as the cattle trails were over-grazed, ranchers needed to purchase and privatize large swaths of land to prepare their cattle for market. Glossary California Gold Rush the period between and when prospectors found large strikes of gold in California, leading others to rush in and follow suit; this period led to a cycle of. Heading into The Sawtooth Wilderness of Idaho one finds gold mines and cattle ranches. In his annual report of , the commander of Fort McKinney near Buffalo, Wyoming Territory, wrote, “The country is full of Texas cattle and there is not a blade of grass within 15 miles of the Post.” The beef bubble popped. By November , wholesale cattle prices in Chicago fell to $ per hundredweight, half of what they had been in.
A new, beautiful book about the search for lost Spanish gold—and all the danger, intrigue, Candy Moulton is a frequent contributor to the Renegade Roads column in True West Magazine. For 17 years, she edited the Western Writers of America’s Roundup Magazine; in , she became WWA’s executive director. The cattle industry in the United States in the nineteenth century due to the young nation’s abundant land, wide-open spaces, and rapid development of railroad lines to transport the beef from western ranches to population centers in the Midwest and the East Coast. The cattle could feed all night and part of the morning before starting each day. If the grass was good, and the herd moved slowly, the cattle would get heavier and bring more money. When the California gold rush began in , Texas ranchers organized cattle drives to provide food for the "Forty-Niners." The drives left from San Antonio and Fredericksburg and took a perilous six-month journey through El Paso to San Diego and Los Angeles. The California cattle drives ended after the market there went bust in