W Dart Ranch – AZ. Great Ranches of the West


“Just after the turn of the century, Peter found work in the copper mines of Jerome. The mine belched continuous black smoke back in those early days, a toxin that slowly poisoned the air, not to mention the surrounding population. When a group of farmers won a lawsuit due to crop damage caused by the sulfur smoke, the mining company bought out nearly all the farms and ranches in the area, put a smoke easement – a deed restriction – on them, and sold them back to the farmers and ranchers. This easement prevented any future property owners from suing the cooper mine for the smoke it generated. The W Dart Ranch today has a parcel on it that is free of these smoke easements, one of only two such parcels in the Verde Valley.”
– 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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