Louisiana Cowboys

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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 ...

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Overview

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: 3/28/2007
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 954,318
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

An attorney and former Louisiana state senator, Bill Jones participated in the family business of ranching and learned to cowboy at an early age. Following college, he worked for two years in the cattle business then attended law school at LSU. Despite his other business pursuits, Jones never quit cowboying, having worked cattle from the Louisiana marshes to the rolling plains of Texas and the Rocky Mountains. He lives in Ruston, Louisiana.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2010

    Husband loved it

    My 6 year old picked this up for Daddy...I thought the pictures were incredible so in the basket it went. Daddy read this cover to cover in 2 nights. If this is a topic of interest to you, you ll absolutely LOVE this book.... Daddy did!

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