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Will James Branding Cattle

Become a Member of the Will James Society. Be a part of celebrating Will James’ Legacy.

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 + $35 - Per Year Individuals/Families
+ $90 - for 3 years SAVE!
+ $1500 - Lifetime Membership to:

The Will James Society c/o John Washington, Treasurer
1180 Sage Ocean Ct
Gardnerville, Nevada 89460
and start receiving your Cowboys North & South magazine.

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Cowboys North & South

Will James

As a member you will receive the official publication of the Will James Society, Cowboys North & South. You will be kept informed of special events planned by WJS and other western events of interest held throughout the country. This publication will enable you to see first hand articles and photos from the schools we have gifted books to and the youth who have received Scholarships.


TENDERFOOT, 1993, 1st Edition, One of a Limited Edition of 250. $175. A portion of sales of Tenderfoot go the WJS Scholarship Fund; order from

Nygard and Elliott Publishing Company, Bozeman, Montana. Beautiful, as new, burgundy leather covers, embossed, goldstamped spine, marbled end papers; housed in black cloth slipcase, adorned with marbled paper pastedown title label. Forward by Tom Decker, History by Thomas Minckler, signed and hand-numbered by publisher Tom Nygard. Rodeo story, 29 pp, with photographs and James' illustrations.

"In late 1942, the son of an attorney was sweeping a wooden floor of scattered papers and placing them in boxes. The scene was the auction of the effects of Will James following his death at his Smokey Lane Ranch... Half a century later I was fortunate enough to acquire two boxes filled with Will James book galleys, letters, and ephemera...With the publication of this manuscript it will mark the twenty-fifth publication in book form of Will James' clever renditions of the American West..."
Thomas Minckler, from HISTORY segment.