New brand history book available
Green River Valley and Hoback Basin brands
November 27, 2016
A new brand history book has just been released. The Green River Valley Cattlewomen have spent many months researching local area brands and compiled a new book entitled, "Branded: History of Green River Valley and Hoback Basin Brands."
The 306-page hardbound book has the history of nearly 300 brands, some of which date back to the 1870s and 1880s. The new book includes the history of branding livestock, Wyoming brand registration and brand inspectors, and the history of the cattle industry in the Upper Green River Valley. There is also a section on how to read brands. Some brand owners submitted their own information about their brands, others were researched through the Wyoming Livestock Board and Wyoming State Archive records. Also included is extensive additional personal family history about the people who owned the brands.
Family history research was done by Jonita Sommers, Terrie Springman, Rita Donham, Liz Wardell, Brenda Carnahan, McKenna Carnahan. The members of the GRVC brand committee are: Deanne Bradley, Jonita Sommers, Sherrri Bohleen, Rita Donham, Sharlene Lozier, Terrie Springman, Liz Wardell, Brenda Carnahan, McKenna Carnahan, Mavis James, Andrea James, Joy Ufford and Janet Beiermann.
The new brand history books are for sale in Big Piney at Office Outlet and Just Imagine. In Pinedale, the books are available at Office Outlet, the Cowboy Shop and Altitude Drug. Price is $35.
For more information contact the Green River Valley Cattlewomen, PO Box 749, Big Piney, WY 83113, 307-367-4756 or 307-231-1009, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.