ZZ Ranch – AZ. Great Ranches of the West


“One morning Dan’s father, George, decided to go out and check the pumps at the various ranch wells. He parked his pick up at the first pump. Suddenly a helicopter zoomed over the surrounding boulders. Presuming it was Border Patrol, Dan’s father waved, checked the pump and then drove up a small canyon to check two more pups. The helicopter followed his route, hovering over him as he stepped from his truck. Again he waved, checked pumps, and drove back to the hacienda. The helicopter pursued and then descended until it was just a few feet above the courtyard. Immediately a line of patrol cars appeared, skidding into the yard as Dan’s father fished out his ID and weakly raised his hands. The Border Patrol officers told him that when he was checking the first pump, two dozen drug runners were hidden in the brush just beyond the well with their backpacks and guns. They likely would have killed him to steak his truck. But why did the helicopter then track him to the other pumps? Actually, they thought he was the drug dealers’ pickup man!”
– 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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