1124 13th Street Aurora, NE. 68818 family@hamilton.net 308-624-0386

Calling the Brands: Stock Detectives in the Wild West by Monty McCord (Hastings, NE)

$16.95

Out of stock

SKU: LA-096 Category:

Description

Calling the Brands tells the story of the, “range detectives,” “stock detectives,” and “inspectors,” who usually worked completely alone, courageously capturing or killing livestock rustlers in order to assure the survivability of the ranchers. The detectives and inspectors had to be proficient in “calling the brands,” which meant being able to read a brand and identify its owner. While most western lawmen’s titles and many of them are familiar, less well known are the various titles and names of those who protected the cattle industry from being carted away lock, stock and barrel by the unscrupulous and who helped shaped the West as we know it.