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The purpose of the book is to honor the blacksmiths, designers, and builders of the Double Shoe Cattle Company; to celebrate the Western lifestyle; and to preserve and document the efforts involved in the projects.Some notable blacksmiths honored are Francis Whitaker, Howard McCall, Linda Rosi, Marty Moews, Bob Bergman, Rod Pickett, Glen Gilmore, Warren Gibbs, John and Rob Thompson and Smyth Boone.

Blacksmiths, mountain cowboys, timber frame artisans, and classic American craftsmanship are celebrated through the pages of A Heritage in Iron, featuring two ranches in southwest Colorado.

216 Pages, 11 ¾ x 9 ½ (Hard cover) 200+ photos

Item #: BK777

'A Heritage In Iron' documents the history of the two ranches, the restoration projects, the blacksmith work, and the individuals who forged the hinges, latches, and other ironwork installed on the ranches. Generously illustrated, the collection includes historical sepia-toned and full-color contemporary photographs, along with an assortment of the images ghosted behind the text. Meticulous mechanical drawings and graceful pencil sketches show the work that went into planning and designing the authentic barns, out buildings, and hardware of the two ranches including Dashwood House, the ranch headquarters. Author Rafael Routson speaks of these mountainous ranches and the people who call them home with the informed language of one who knows first-hand the rewards of working with the land.