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[Cowboy horseback riding by cattle ranch]

Kern River. Rio Bravo Ranch

Kern River. A beautiful stream

A strenuous job on the Cuban ranch / J.S. Pughe.

JA Ranch, White Deer Division, Stake Plains

101 Ranch, Rita Blanco Cañon

JA Ranch, watering the day herd

Day herds, XIT outfit

Branding on the XIT

Two of a kind

JA Ranch, packing bedding

Branding the calves - A busy day on the Paloduro Ranch, Paloduro, Texas, U.S.A.

"A fruitful teeming soil where the ranchers toil" - Paloduro, Texas, U.S.A.

[Large herd of cattle on a western range, probably in Colorado or Utah, and four men on wagon in foreground] / F.M. Steele, special photographer, C.R.I. & P. Railway System.

Nine Quarter Circle Ranch, Eldridge, Montana

Cattle range on the high plains of the Texas Panhandle

Cattle range on the high plains of the Texas Panhandle

Herd of cattle at water hold near Crystal City, Texas

Cattle being rounded up near Eagle Pass, Texas

Cattle at water hole near Crystal City, Texas

Cowboy on horseback near Eagle Pass, Texas

Herd of cattle at water hold near Crystal City, Texas

In the flat cattle country in the south western tip of Puerto Rico

Cattle being rounded up near Eagle Pass, Texas

Cattle in corral waiting to be weighed before being trailed to railroad, Beaverhead County, Montana

In the flat cattle country in the south western tip of Puerto Rico

Cowboy on horseback near Eagle Pass, Texas

Cowboy on horseback near Eagle Pass, Texas

Herd of cattle at feeding trough near Crystal City, Texas

Cattle in corrals on ranch, Beaverhead County, Mont

A cattle farm, vicinity of Christiansted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands

Cattle in corral waiting to be weighed before being trailed to railroad, Beaverhead County, Montana

Poker game at ranch near Amarillo, Texas

Gasoline pumps on cattle ranch near Marfa, Texas

Jerked beef hanging on line near Combes, Texas

Horses in the corral. Cattle ranch near Spur, Texas. On cattle ranches at least five horses are needed for every cowboy

Herd of cattle at feeding trough near Crystal City, Texas

Gasoline pumps on cattle ranch near Marfa, Texas

Cowboy on horseback near Eagle Pass, Texas

Herd of cattle at feeding trough near Crystal City, Texas

Cattle being rounded up near Eagle Pass, Texas

Cattle being rounded up near Eagle Pass, Texas

Cattle in corrals on ranch, Beaverhead County, Mont.

Herd of cattle at feeding trough near Crystal City, Texas

Cowboy on horseback near Eagle Pass, Texas

Cattle being rounded up near Eagle Pass, Texas

Cattle being rounded up near Eagle Pass, Texas

Jerked beef hanging on line near Combes, Texas

Cattle at water hole near Crystal City, Texas

A cattle farm, vicinity of Christiansted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands

Fence on Cruzen Ranch. Valley County, Idaho. This fence has been singled out by AAA (Agricultural Adjustment Administration) as a desirable type for cattle ranches. Mr. Cruzen is not on the AAA program, but the AAA has been most interested in some of the practices on his ranch

Cattle in South Farm, Manzanar Relocation Center, California

Ferol Shelton is pictured aboard his horse, Sleepy, at his ranch homestead near Clarendon in the Texas Panhandle

Barns at the Hadley SY cattle and horse ranch in Crook County, Wyoming, near Sundance

A cowhand shuts the cattle pen gate at the Big Creek cattle ranch, a large spread on the Colorado border near Riverside in Carbon County, Wyoming

Freshly unloaded hay bales at the Big Creek cattle ranch, a large spread on the Colorado border near Riverside in Carbon County, Wyoming

Peek inside an old, now roofless, cabin at the Big Creek cattle ranch, a large spread on the Colorado border near Riverside in Carbon County, Wyoming

Instruction time prior to branding of calves at Big Creek Ranch, a Carbon County, Wyoming, cattle ranch near the Colorado border

Dirt road leading to the Big Creek Ranch, a large cattle ranch near the Colorado border in Carbon County, Wyoming

Birch woods at the Big Creek cattle ranch, a large spread on the Colorado border near Riverside in Carbon County, Wyoming

Dirt road leading to the Big Creek Ranch, a large cattle ranch near the Colorado border in Carbon County, Wyoming

Sheds at the Hadley SY cattle and horse ranch in Crook County, Wyoming, near Sundance

Distant hills at the Big Creek cattle ranch, a large spread on the Colorado border near Riverside in Carbon County, Wyoming

Cattle pen at the Big Creek cattle ranch, a large spread on the Colorado border near Riverside in Carbon County, Wyoming

Outlying buildings at the Big Creek cattle ranch, a huge spread just above the Colorado line near Riverside in Carbon County, Wyoming

A rough Indian wickiup at Big Creek Ranch, a Carbon County, Wyoming, cattle ranch near the Colorado border. Unlike larger, domed wickiups used as several people's shelters, this small assembly of branches was used for short-term stays by nomadic Indian tribes, hunting or hiding high in the hills away from adversaries

Barn details at the Big Creek cattle ranch, a large spread on the Colorado border near Riverside in Carbon County, Wyoming

A day the herd would dread if they could: the big cattle-transport trailers have arrived to take steers to market at the Big Creek cattle ranch, a large spread on the Colorado border near Riverside in Carbon County, Wyoming

Brief cowboy conference at Big Creek Ranch, a Carbon County, Wyoming, cattle ranch near the Colorado border

A day the herd would dread if they could: the big cattle-transport trailers have arrived to take steers to market at the Big Creek cattle ranch, a large spread on the Colorado border near Riverside in Carbon County, Wyoming

A great horned owl has asserted permanent visiting rights to a tree above the ranch headquarters at the Big Creek cattle ranch, a huge spread just above the Colorado line near Riverside in Carbon County, Wyoming

Dirt road leading to the Big Creek Ranch, a large cattle ranch near the Colorado border in Carbon County, Wyoming

The principal barn and an auxilliary building at the Hadley SY cattle and horse ranch in Crook County, Wyoming, near Sundance

The principal barn at the Hadley SY cattle and horse ranch in Crook County, Wyoming, near Sundance

Two ranch dogs vie for a cowhand's attention at the Big Creek cattle ranch, a huge spread just above the Colorado line near Riverside in Carbon County, Wyoming

Fall scene at Big Creek Ranch, a Carbon County, Wyoming, cattle ranch near the Colorado border

A full pen at the Big Creek cattle ranch, a large spread on the Colorado border near Riverside in Carbon County, Wyoming

Distant view of the Big Creek cattle ranch, a large spread on the Colorado border near Riverside in Carbon County, Wyoming

A rough Indian wickiup at Big Creek Ranch, a Carbon County, Wyoming, cattle ranch near the Colorado border. Unlike larger, domed wickiups used as several people's shelters, this small assembly of branches was used for short-term stays by nomadic Indian tribes, hunting or hiding high in the hills away from adversaries

Sunset approaches at the Big Creek cattle ranch, a huge spread just above the Colorado line near Riverside in Carbon County, Wyoming

Sorting of cattle at Big Creek Ranch, a Carbon County, Wyoming, cattle ranch near the Colorado border

Horse and barns at the Hadley SY cattle and horse ranch in Crook County, Wyoming, near Sundance

Pasture fence at the Big Creek cattle ranch, a huge spread just above the Colorado line near Riverside in Carbon County, Wyoming

Cow skull against a barn at the Hadley SY cattle and horse ranch in Crook County, Wyoming, near Sundance

The setting sun nearly silhouettes two horses at Big Creek Ranch, a large cattle ranch near the Colorado border in central Wyoming

Sign ("Wagon Wheel") for one of the cottages at Big Creek Ranch, a Carbon County, Wyoming, cattle ranch near the Colorado border

Ranch manager Mark Dunning checks a tool at the Big Creek cattle ranch near the Colorado border in Carbon County, Wyoming

One of several barns at the Hadley SY cattle and horse ranch in Crook County, Wyoming, near Sundance

Corner of an old, now roofless, cabin at the Big Creek cattle ranch, a large spread on the Colorado border near Riverside in Carbon County, Wyoming

Work horses at Big Creek cattle ranch on the Colorado border, near the towns of Riverside and Encampment, in Carbon County, Wyoming

The humble Pelican Club Cabin at Big Creek cattle ranch on the Colorado border, near the towns of Riverside and Encampment in Carbon County, Wyoming

Jamie, the ranch manager's Llewellin setter, a breed of "field dogs" traced to England, at Big Creek cattle ranch on the Colorado border, near the towns of Riverside and Encampment, in Carbon County, Wyoming

The stream that gives the name to the Big Creek cattle ranch on the Colorado border, near the towns of Riverside and Encampment in Carbon County, Wyoming. Big Creek is a tributary of the North Platte River

It's Spring calving, or birthing, season at Big Creek cattle ranch on the Colorado border, near the towns of Riverside and Encampment, in Carbon County, Wyoming. The field is full of young ones, some a few days or even hours old

A cowhand lassoes calves on branding day at the Big Creek cattle ranch, near the town of Riverside in Carbon County, Wyoming

Cowgirl Cricket Keetch on horseback at Big Creek Ranch, a vast cattle ranch near the Colorado border in Carbon County, Wyoming

Road to the cattle pasture at the Big Creek cattle ranch, near Riverside in Carbon County, Wyoming

A horse cools down after a hard day's work at the Big Creek cattle ranch, a huge spread just above the Colorado line near Riverside in Carbon County, Wyoming

The Radiana Guest House at Big Creek cattle ranch on the Colorado border, near the towns of Riverside and Encampment, in Carbon County, Wyoming

Tater the ranch dog has the run of the Big Creek cattle ranch, a huge spread just above the Colorado line near Riverside in Carbon County, Wyoming