Stoecklein Publishing, March 2008. Hardcover. Used - Very Good / Very Good. Item #127216
This new book chronicles the history of branding in the West and the famous brands of some of the oldest ranches in the country. Many of the brands these ranches have been using for hundreds of years are instantly recognizable as icons of the American West. Ranches and cowboys feel a very intense bond to the brand they own or work for--its rich history and tradition instills a powerful sense of pride. Not only does a brand confirm ownership, it also speaks to the history and sense of place that is so important in the ranching industry. Stoecklein's photographs offer a glimpse into the multi-faceted background of some of the first ranches to settle the West.