"The West - the very words go straight to that place of the heart where Americans feel the spirit of pride in their Western Hertiage - the truimph of personal courage over any obstacle, whether nature or man." John Wayne
Briefly the history of America goes like this: there was a frontier, then there was no longer a frontier. It all happened rather quickly. First, there were Indians and millions of American Bison, then explorers, then settlers, then towns, then cities. No one was paying attention until the moment the widerness was officially tamed, at which point everybody wanted it back, then came a very specific cultural panic, rooted in the question "what will become of our boys?"
In fact, to foreign visitors during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the American Man was a virtual tourist attraction in his own right, almost as fasinating as Niagara Falls or that ambitious new railroad system or those exotic Indians. This was a particular man, this wilderness-bred American...he was Pecos Bill, he was Paul Bunyan.
What refined the early Americans more than anything else was their resourcesfulness, born out of challenges of wrenching a New World from virgin wilderness. Unhindered by class restrictions, bureaucracy, or urban squalor, these Americans who were our very own grandparents simply got more done in a single day than anyone had imagined possible. It's difficult to believe how hard and resourcefully these early American men and women worked.
In short, Bison Creek Ranch reflects this early pioneer resourefulness since privately owned in the eighteenth century! The history and hard work of our American Pioneers and American Natives have been protected and displayed so that the youth of our generation can experience a time when California was part of the "American Wild West" and the "Great California Gold Rush!" For instance, the early American log cabins and barns here on the ranch were entirely hand built piece by piece entirely from the raw resources off the ranch and offers an agricultural tourism education on how the early Americans once worked and lived in tranquility within the American wilderness!
By standing up for the values, ideals, and ethics of the West, Bison Creek Ranch demonstrates this creed - this cowboy way.
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