Cowmen animation


M.O. (Bug) (my grandfather), Huling M., John Z. (My great grandfather Cole A., and Sam Means- signed, John MeanscowmenPort City Stockyard 1951
The COWMEN documentary, with a focus on Texas founding ranching families, reveals the rancher’s past role and influence in our nation’s development of land, resources, and communities; and their present activity in the cattle industry. Its underlying theme communicates their ability to feed America through the years despite wars, family feuds, property taxes, water rights and other present day limitations.

The program combines the grit and hard working efforts of the American Cowboy with the insight and drive of the business professional rancher. The viewer will visually experience cowboys working the ranches just like they did 100 years ago and learn about America’s original ranching families through stories told by descendants still operating those ranches. Ranchers known as “Cowmen” have endured much to lead the way for community and national development, told by historians and Texas ranchers we’ll discover the subtle truth of men and women who believed the American Dream of new beginnings, spiritual freedom and what hard work can accomplish. Texas Cowmen will uncover the foundational precepts that our country was built on from the beginning. With historic photos, real locations and reenactments this series will visually provide the missing pages in our country’s history books.