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Book showcases people who work the land
December 29, 2004
Sequels are rarely as good as the originals.
"Grit, Guts and Glory: Portraits of the West," is
"Because that first book was so successful, and because people were happy about seeing a book about real people - real cattlemen and real sheepherders - we decided to do a second book," Hadley said. "We want to show real people, people who live and work on the land."
Helping to show those people is Malin photographer
Larry Turner, a frequent Range contributor.
One Turner shot, showing three generations of the
Fitzgeralds, Utleys and MacKenzies, was taken at
the Fitzgeralds' Plush ranch.
"Some say the West is bleak," Hadley writes.
"Innocents race down asphalt highways seeing only
mirages, dust devils and rolling tumbleweed. In
the open spaces, far from the road, season by
season, ranchers can sense the presence of God.
They are inspired by the wildlife, creeks and
canyons; gullies and willows; wild meadows,
flowers and creeks.
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