Ranch Record

Ranch Record is the official publication of the Ranching Heritage Association. The quarterly magazine is a benefit of membership and features stories on historical and current figures in ranching, as well as information on artifacts and upcoming events.

Click each issue to view a feature story from that issue.

Rangeland Issues

The NRHC cooperates with the Texas Tech University College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources to produce Rangeland Issues as a means of addressing contemporary ranching issues and helping landowners better manage their rangelands.

Click each issue to download a PDF of the full publication.


The Ranching Heritage Association has been responsible for producing a variety of books that explore various topics related to ranching. The following books can be purchased at Cogdell’s General Store in the museum or from our online store.

A Walk Through the National Ranching Heritage Center

A Walk Through the National Ranching Heritage Center is a cleverly written book detailing in almost storybook fashion the restored ranching structures in the NRHC 19-acre historic park. Originally written in 2004 by Marsha Pfluger with color photographs by Duward Campbell, the book has been updated to include numerous additions to the historic park. Beautiful exterior and interior color photographs show restored historic buildings dating from the 1780s to the 1950s and relocated from such well-known ranches as the Four Sixes, Masterson, Pitchfork, XIT, Matador, JA, Spur, Waggoner, U Lazy S, Renderbrook-Spade, King, Slaughter and others. Cost: $39

Life in the Saddle

This book is a collection of first-hand accounts of cowboy and cowgirl anecdotes, family histories and personal stories not found in history books. Collected by author Scott White, the stories describe real-life journeys of hardship and endurance but reveal the optimism, humor and wisdom of the storytellers. The book features a foreword by Red Steagall and illustrations by Bob Moline. Cost: $29.95

Pitchfork Country

With a foreword by Wyman Meinzer and text by Jim Pfluger, Pitchfork Country showcases the beautiful and almost mystical photos taken by the vice president and general manager of the historic Pitchfork Ranch in Texas. As a working cowboy who carries his camera sometimes 20 to 30 miles a day on horseback, Bob Moorhouse has been able to record moments in the field that few photographers or readers will ever see. Cost: $49