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Old Fences, New Neighbors

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A look at the changing culture and evolution of the American West through the perspective of ranching.
Paperback, 216 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by Fulcrum Publishing (first published September 1998)
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Came to Colorado in '76 and after various life happenings..I'm back.(2012) This book spoke to the changing culture of a wonderful place in Colorado that has gone through the change from homesteading of old to the current yuppie type (for a lack of better word) homesteading of today....though differently, certainly more materialistic, the drive to 'homestead' is still in us all?

One subject I was thinking about while reading was the top large landowners of Colorado (among other states) who have p
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"The heart of [Marie Scott’s] ranch empire is currently the headquarters of the fourteen-thousand-acre Double RL Ranch, owned by Ralph Lauren, the clothing designer out of New York City. Marie’s ranch is now a showplace, the backdrop for feature articles in fashion magazines about the “magical allure” of the American West...A typical cattle ranch it is not."

The author details the myths and relationships within ranching society in Ouray County, as he experienced them. He includes local history an
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Peter Decker received a Ph.D. in American History from Columbia University, and taught at both Columbia and Duke University. After relocating to Colorado, he served as Commissioner of Higher Education, Commissioner of Agriculture, and a Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Denver. In addition to scholarly publications about the history of the West, Decker self-published Saving the West, a satir ...more
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