Special Event, Exhibit
Cowboys of the Waggoner Ranch Book Signing at Reata
Photographer Jeremy Enlow of Fort Worth will sign his book, “Cowboys of the Waggoner Ranch”, Dec. 20 at the Reata Restaurant in Fort Worth.
The signing is scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m. in the restaurant’s Justin Lounge, 310 Houston St.
Enlow’s 140-page self-published book captures a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the 26 cowboys who worked the 510,572-acre ranch, recognized as the nation’s largest under one contiguous fence.
The book is in its second printing and will be on sale at the signing. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Waggoner Ranch Cowboys Fund.
Enlow was given exclusive access to the Cow Camp operation behind the reversed triple D brand of the Waggoner Ranch.
“Most everyone I know with a ‘real’ job couldn’t last five minutes cowboying on the Waggoner,” Enlow said in release. “They physically abuse their bodies with a finesse that’s mastered with years of experience. There is no break until the job is done. Whether it rains, sleets or snows, the cowboys are always working.”
Helen Biggs Willingham, joint owner of Waggoner Ranch, said some people “think of the cowboy as a half-mythological folk hero, just a symbol of the American West.
“The Waggoner Cowboys are real people. They are essential to the daily operation and success of this outfit.”