Last Ranch in Hells Canyon Further Adventures of the Mantle Family by Queeda Mantle Walker
A cattleman, Charley Mantle, homesteaded in Hell's Canyon - the place of his dreams - in 1926, and lived there with his wife, Evelyn. This magnificent, isolated canyonland located in the very northwest corner of Colorado was eventually discovered by the National Park Service. Dinosaur National Monument was created, and it enveloped the Mantle Rance. The Monument's imposed restrictions, regulations, and interference with Charlie's ability to make a living off the land with his cattle herd plagued him relentlessly.
After the five Mantle children were grown and educated, Charley broke fee from the burdens of the ranch. He had read of the great plains of Brasil, where a man could run more cattle than he could count on belly-deep grass and unlimited waterholes, with none of winter's cold and snow. Determined to start life anew in such a place, he tied up his saddle and lariat rope together with a small valise, pulled down his hat, and boarded a plane for South America.
Charley's adventures were many, and the wife and five children he left behind went on living the Western life they all loved. Although the Mantles faced many trials along the way, their victories were sweet.
Paperback, c2009, iii, 180 p. : ill. ; 15 cm. $15.95
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