"Father moved his cattle onto Robbers Roost in June 1909... I grew up among cowboys and I hired them when I ran Robbers Roost.... I don't think they ever considered me a woman; rather, a good hand." -- Pearl Baker
"Robbers Roost Recollections... vividly recalls the author's life growing up on horseback at Robbers Roost. Baker's colorful descriptions brings events long since gone back to life." -- Layne Miller--
Pearl Baker's memories of Robbers Roost capture the sounds and smells, the hard work, the cowboy lingo, and the excitement of ranch life while running cattle in the rugged southern Utah terrain that was home to Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch. When her father, Joe Biddlecome, set to ranching in the early decades of this century, his wife and two daughters came to the Roost to live and ride with him in his cattle business. In Roobers Roost Recollections, you'll relive their experiences and gain a unique view of how one family helped settle a part of the West.
Paperback, 1976, 196 p. : ill. ; 15 cm.
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