Ben Snipes: Northwest Cattle King

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A fascinating and very human account of a great westerner (1835-1906) who realized his dream of a cattle empire through honest dealing and fair treatment. His operations, centered in Yakima Valley, Washington, and The Dalles, Oregon. Many photographs. Fifth edition. 218 pages.

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Ben Snipes joins an august company of cowboys who have been named to the "Cowboy Hall of Fame" in Oklahoma City. His cattle drives from the state of Washington to the mines in Canada give the reader thrilling trips over hazard-strewn miles, while learning a respect for the life style of this very courageous but modest man. The author met Ben Snipes when Snipes was old and Sheller was young, but thanks to an endearing curiosity, Sheller wrote this account of his life as very special cowboy.

Other Books By Roscoe Sheller:
Courage and Water 0963053647
Me and the Model T 0832394107
The Name Was Olney 0963053620 (out of print)
Blowsand
From Bandit to Lawman

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Roscoe Sheller (1889-1969) was born in Illinois, came west with his family in 1898 to an unincorporated town of Sunnyside, Washington to become the 8th family to help settle the community. He lived his entire life in Sunnyside, except for college in Tacoma. A Ford dealer, forced to retire due to ill health in l934, started writing for therapy, and successfully published 6 books. They are: COURAGE AND WATER, BEN SNIPES, NORTHWEST CATTLE KING, ME AND THE MODEL T, THE NAME WAS OLNEY, BLOWSAND AND FROM BANDIT TO LAWMAN.

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