The Grand Canyon's Uncle Jimmy Owens

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In 1906, James “Uncle Jimmy” Owens, at the request of Teddy Roosevelt, moved to the remote North Rim of the Grand Canyon to help control the mountain lion population. He earned a reputation as a legendary hunter and guided hunts and tours for the rich and famous. Passionate about wildlife, Uncle Jimmy started out as a quiet, unassuming cowboy on a cattle ranch in Texas before taking a job as a buffalo warden in Yellowstone and meeting the future president, who would change the course of his life. He spent twenty-three years acquainting himself with the cliffs of the Grand Canyon, where one slip could mean instant death, before fading into obscurity. Join author Albert L. LeCount as he delves into the fascinating life of a forgotten man.
ISBN: 9781467147422
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Arizona
Images: 50
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Albert (Al) LeCount is a professional wildlife biologist and writer. He grew up in Washington and received a BS degree in wildlife biology from Washington State University and a MS in wildlife management from the University of Arizona. He worked for the Arizona Game and Fish Department for thirty years before taking a position as associate professor of wildlife at Hocking College in Ohio. In 2018, Al and his wife, Cheryl Mollohan, returned to Arizona to pursue new opportunities.
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