Jesus Garcia

Packer, rancher & Hall of Famer Jesus Garcia was part of the first wave of Spanish-speaking immigrants to travel from the California gold fields to the gravel bars of the Fraser River during the early 1860s. Born in Hermosillo in the state of Sonora, Mexico in 1832, Jesus Garcia left his home at 13 to …

Retirement

When he wants to retire, if a cowboy is your spouse Remember that you’ll have him hangin’ round the house He’s underfoot all day, and like a two-year-old he asks About a million questions as I go about my tasks… “Why do you punch the buns down? How come they take so long? What is …

Going the Distance

Joan Harris believes she has one more ride left in her. But it won’t be any ordinary, run-of-the-mill horseback ride. It will be a 50-mile trek through a carefully laid-out course designed to test the endurance of both rider and animal. “I’m turning 75 this year, and I want to do another ride,” confirms Harris, …

The Death of Cattle Kate

Canadian woman turned Wyoming homesteader Ellen “Ella” Liddy Watson, was later lynched by Wyoming Stock Growers Association members. Says historian Daryl Drew; “This photo appears to me as a hurried joke shot. The throatlatch is undone, there’s no saddle and she’s barefoot and in a nightgown and nightcap.” This innocent image was used to discredit …