Louisiana Cowboys

Louisiana Cowboys

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by Bill Jones
     
 

The story of the cowboys who drove cattle across bayous, marshes, and rivers through the vast, open grassland prairies and marshes of south Louisiana.

In a region known for its sugarcane, oil, and seafood resources, the thought of south Louisianians as cattle ranchers and cowpunchers seems foreign. Yet, many Louisiana residents have flourished in the cattle business

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The story of the cowboys who drove cattle across bayous, marshes, and rivers through the vast, open grassland prairies and marshes of south Louisiana.

In a region known for its sugarcane, oil, and seafood resources, the thought of south Louisianians as cattle ranchers and cowpunchers seems foreign. Yet, many Louisiana residents have flourished in the cattle business, which prospered in the mid-eighteenth century and continues to be an economic powerhouse today. This book traces the history of the ranchers and drovers who settled the abundant grasslands with their horses and cattle. These stories of the last open-range vachers are accompanied by striking vintage and contemporary photographs, personal interviews, and richly detailed cultural, geographical, and historical descriptions. Author Bill Jones draws from firsthand experience ranching in the Louisiana prairies to tell the fascinating true story of one of the most unlikely and unknown ranching frontiers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589804531
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
887,331
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.00(d)

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