11.75” x 10.25”, 330 pages, Hardcover
This book is a timely document utilizing historic and current photography with cattle brands of the region to celebrate the homesteaders themselves and their descendants and new occupants that have maintained and preserved this area. Homesteading is often a glorified piece of American history, but the history of homesteading in the Upper Green River Valley is often about hardship and heartache. Men and women came here starting in the 1870s to have their own ranches, taking advantage of the Homestead Act of 1862. They were willing to risk everything they had to start a new life with often little more than a wagon, a team of horses, a smattering of livestock, a young family, and deep hope. The history of the Upper Green River Valley with carefully researched historical photography combined with contemporary photography by photographers: Curtis S. Anderson, Arnie Brokling, Elizabeth Boehm, Ronald H. Chilcote, Rita Donham, Mark Gocke, Fred Pflughoft, David Rule and Isaac Spotts. Sponsored by Jackson Hole Land Trust.