Author Dorys Crow Grover’s New Book “Oregon Pioneer Cattle Barons” is a Detailed History of the Powerful Ranchers who once Ruled the Free-Range Lands of Southern Oregon

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Recent release “Oregon Pioneer Cattle Barons” from Page Publishing author Dorys Crow Grover is a fascinating biographical work detailing the lives of the major large-scale ranchers who amassed large tracts of land and wealth in southeastern Oregon in the mid-nineteenth to the early twentieth centuries.

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Dorys Crow Grover, a historian, poet, and Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Literature and Languages at Texas A and M University, has completed her new book “Oregon Pioneer Cattle Barons”: a painstakingly researched work on legendary figures in the history of this frontier region in the American Northwest.

Grover shares, “Much as men rushed to the California gold fields, a small group of proud and visionary cattlemen heard of the boundless open and free-range land of Central and Southeastern Oregon in the mid-1800s and brought their herds there. Sometimes called ‘cattle kings,’ or ‘cattle barons,’ they ruled with painstaking vigor, occasional cruelty, and tenacity the untitled land. Thousands of their cattle and horses grazed on the boundless prairies. Four men who built cattle empires were John Devine, Peter French, Bill Hanley, and Henry Miller. One of these four barons eventually owned it all.

Smaller ranchers were tolerated but gun-carrying vaqueros discouraged intruders, particularly sheep men and homesteaders. Their empires lasted until the mid-1900s, but during their time they made the era legendary in the history of the region.”

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Dorys Crow Grover’s historical work offers a view of the lives of four men who shaped the fortunes and landscape of their region until the middle of the twentieth century.

Readers who wish to experience this fascinating work can purchase“Oregon Pioneer Cattle Barons” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Kobo, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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