California’s Three Creeks Ranch makes a remarkable recovery from abuse and neglect.
In a remote corner of Oregon, cowboys on one of the country’s largest ranches fight a tough climate to keep their traditions alive and manage a 10,000-head herd.
With its roots tracing to a Spanish land grant, the O RO Ranch has been called the last of the great northern Arizona ranches.
Known for its athletic horses and skilled cowboys, this Texas ranch has gracefully stood the test of time.
The legendary outfit, long known for top hands and outstanding horses, has left its mark on the Texas landscape and the ranching industry.
It was the buckaroo’s daughter who ended up on the cover of a new “coffee table” book, although the National Geographic photographer who visited Maggie Creek Ranch in the fall of 2003 had come to take pictures of cowboys for the magazine’s monthly “zip code” feature – 89801 – Elko, Nevada. His work that day appeared in the October issue, but his photo of 15-year-old Ashley Riggs is on the dust cover of a seven-pound book, In Focus – National Geographic Greatest Photographs.
Comprised entirely of private land, Wyoming’s D Bar D Ranch is run by the same family that started it in 1949.