La Sal Cattle Co – UT. Great Ranches of the West

“John Hardison Redd freed his slaves in 1850 and moved from his Tennessee plantation to the Salt Lake Valley in Utah. His son, Lemuel, married two wives and eventually had twenty children. He left both families in the town of New Harmoney and joined a Mormon mission group traveling to establish a community called Bluff. This party of 70 families, 400 horses and oxen, and 1,000 head of cattle incredibly trekked a virtually impossible route 150 miles across Utah to the southeast corner of the state. They performed remarkable feats such as building crude roads down steep cliffs by hand. the 83 wagons were sometimes lowered down the drop-off canyon walls and were floated on rafts across the Colorado River. It’s significant that not a single life was lost on this trip.”
– Jim Keen, Great Ranches of the West Author & Photographer

Please note that only 13 of 228 full color pages from this self-published book are featured.

This beautiful award-winning 12×11 fine art, hard bound, coffee table book featuring over 30 ranches in 17 states with nearly 600 photographs will make a wonderful addition to any home or office, and be a showing of your support for America’s struggling farm and ranch families.

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