Art of the Cowgirl

Art of the Cowgirl

From the earliest frontier days to modern agricultural movements, women have long made a profound impact on the American West. Yet, for generations their influence was largely glossed over as a supporting role to their male counterparts in literature, film and canvas....
The Call of the Range

The Call of the Range

For generations the West has held a certain captivation over the hearts and minds of the public. From its depiction on the silver screen to the often gritty day-to-day operations, the ranching lifestyle seems to beckon adventurers to try their luck – and their...
The Long Arc of Cattle Ranching

The Long Arc of Cattle Ranching

Following negotiations of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, American settlers began migrating westward. The acquisition from France, which President Jefferson would later say “stretched the Constitution until it cracked,” incorporated some 828,000 square miles of new...
Hunting Season in the Mountain West

Hunting Season in the Mountain West

As the fall season descends over the Mountain West there is a certain mystique in the air. The dog days of summer slowly give way to crisp autumn mornings and nights, which bring with them a bounty of color. In this, nature’s final curtain call before winter, the...