Cowboys and Cattle Trails

Cowboys and Cattle Trails

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First published in 1948, this is the true story of John Benjamin Kendrick (1857-1933), a Texan cattleman who later served as a United States Senator from Wyoming and as the ninth Governor of Wyoming. Kendrick was raised on a ranch and in 1879, at age 22, he signed on with the Snyder-Wulfjen Brothers of Round Rock, Texas, to help bring a herd of steers from Matagorda Bay on the Gulf of Mexico to the grasslands of Wyoming. He settled on a ranch near Sheridan and raised cattle as a cowboy, ranch foreman, and later cattle company owner. Cowboys and Cattle Trails tells of the young Kendrick’s daring adventures and hard work along in the Old West.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781789125900
Publisher: Muriwai Books
Publication date: 12/05/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 126
File size: 17 MB
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About the Author

SHANNON GARST (1894-1981) was a noted American author of many children’s books, specializing in western history and lore. She co-authored three books with her son, Warren. Born Dorothy Catherine (Doris) Jensen in 1894 in Ironwood, Michigan, to Julius Jensen and Zinta Shannon Jensen, her family moved from Denver, Colorado to Hood River, Oregon. She taught at a country school for four years before moving to Wyoming to accept a civil service job and married Joseph Garst, an attorney. The couple settled in Douglas, where she continued to teach and began to write. Her first book, The Story of Wyoming (1938) was a great success. In addition to juvenile Western fiction, Garst authored a number of biographies of notable figures, including Will Rogers, Amelia Earhart, Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley. Her last book was a biography of Hans Christian Andersen (1965). She died in Douglas, Wyoming in 1981.

WARREN GARST (1922-2016) was an American outdoor writer, photographer and producer. Born in 1922 in Douglas, Wyoming, he attended Cal Tech and later transferred to the University of Colorado at Boulder to study mechanical engineering. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served aboard destroyers in the latter part of WWII. After finishing his degree, he worked for an oil company, but later turned to outdoor writing and took up photography. He filmed for a while for Walt Disney, and eventually became photographer and producer for Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom. Together with his wife Genny he traveled the world filming for the Wild Kingdom. After retiring in 1988, the Garsts moved back to Ft. Collins, Colorado, where Garst spent his time writing his reference book, Zoolexicon, and the weekly Rotary Club of Fort Collins bulletin, Rotogear. He died in 2016.

EMMETT A. BETTS was an educator and theorist in the teaching of reading. He opened the Betts Reading Clinic in Haverford, Pennsylvania in 1954, directing its operations until 1961.

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