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Sara Massey Dr. Sara Massey, Ph.D. has recently retired from the University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures at San Antonio as a developer of educational materials and Web sites on Texas history. She has received a national award for her curriculum project on THE OTHER COWBOYS. She is the editor of BLACK COWBOYS OF TEXAS, which won the T. R. Fehrenbach Book Award, the coauthor of TURN-OF-THE-CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHS: SAN DIEGO, TEXAS, and editor of TEXAS WOMEN ON THE CATTLE TRAILS.
Jim Pfluger Jim Pfluger, a seventh-generation Texan, is executive director of the National Ranching Heritage Center at Texas Tech University, and of the Ranching Heritage Association. He was previously Senior Director of the American Quarter Horse Museum in Amarillo. He has been published in several works, including PALO DURO CANYON. Jim is a board member of the Endowment Fund for the Preservation of Ranching Heritage and the Working Ranch Cowboys Foundation.
Byron Price B. Byron Price currently holds the Charles Marion Russell Memorial Chair and is Director of Charles M. Russell Center for the Study of Art of the American West at the University of Oklahoma. Before taking his current position Price spent nearly 25 years in the museum profession. Price is the author of more than three dozen journal articles on western American history and art and has written or edited 10 books and monographs.
Lonn Taylor is a specialist in cowboy culture. Formerly an assistant director and historian at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, he was the museum's historian for the Star-Spangled Banner Preservation Project. He has held curatorial positions at the Museum of New Mexico, the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, the Dallas Historical Society, and the Winedale Historical Center in Austin. He is the author of THE AMERICAN COWBOY.
Cliff Teinert started the first Chuck Wagon Cook Off in Abilene, Texas in 1970. In 1990, he started the Western Chuck Wagon Association with the primary objective of finding chuck wagons that were used to go on trail rides, or are still in use on the big ranches. Another objective is to record these historical chuck wagons in the archives of The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. He serves on several Board of Directors including the Texas & Southwest Cattleraisers.
Dr. Ted Tunnell, Ph.D., Professor of History at Virginia Commonwealth University, is a specialist in the American Civil War and Reconstruction. Dr. Tunnell has taught at Southwest Texas State University, Tulane University, and the University of Georgia. He has written several articles and books, including CRUCIBLE OF RECONSTRUCTION. Dr. Tunnell was featured as one of several historian-narrators in the AMERICAN EXPERIENCE program on Reconstruction.
Bonnie J. Warnock Dr. Bonnie J. Warnock, Ph.D. was raised on a cattle ranch in the Trans-Pecos. Her family has been ranching cattle and sheep in Brewster and Pecos counties since the 1880s. She has a B.S. and M.S. in range science and a Ph.D. in soil science. Currently, she is an assistant professor of natural resource management at Sul Ross State University, where she teaches range science and conducts research in land restoration. The spring pool in TEXAS RANCH HOUSE is one of her success stories.
John P. White John P. White, AIA is a Professor of Architecture in Historic Preservation at Texas Tech University. His varied background includes working with the HABS/HAER/HALS Division of the National Park Service for 27 summers documenting historic structures and sites with measured drawings. He has also documented historic ranches in West Texas including the JA Ranch has been involved with the documentation of sites at Mesa Verde National Park and the Statue of Liberty.