The Living Stories Collective is pleased to be able to share audio excerpts from a 1998 conversation with Jane Hollister Wheelwright and Joe Hollister, both then in their nineties and looking back on their extraordinary lives with humor and candor. 

"I've tried to be a cowboy," Jake Copass told us, "and I've tried to be a good one." A wrangler for many years at the Alisal Guest Ranch in Solvang, he also made quite a name for himself as a cowboy poet. Our Dunn Middle School students interviewed Jake in the year 2000. He had the grace and integrity of a man doing the work he felt was right for him.



AuthorCyn Carbone

Bill Reynolds is a man who has reinvented himself many times, but through all of his endeavors there runs a creative spirit, a sense of authenticity, and a profound appreciation for the  iconic cowboy culture and heritage of the American West.