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J. R. Sanders

J. R. Sanders, is a native of Newton, Kansas, one of the original "wild and wooly" cowtowns.  His deep interest in Old West history dates back to childhood visits with his family to the Dalton Gang hideout, Abilene, and Dodge City.

J.R. has written feature articles for a variety of publications, among them Law & Order and Wild West. His book Oak Glen and Los Rios Rancho, a photographic history of Southern California’s pioneer apple ranches, was published by Arcadia Publishing in August, 2006.  his first children's book, The Littlest Wrangler, was released by Moonlight Mesa Associates in June, 2010.

An active living historian, J.R. has portrayed 19th-century soldiers, cowboys, lawmen, and Gold Rush prospectors in presentations to schools, colleges, and historical societies throughout Southern California, as well as for the Autry Museum of the American West and the Huntington Library. He has written public service spots for local cable television broadcast and has worked both on-camera and behind the scenes on A&E/History Channel’s documentary series Dangerous Missions. J.R. is a member of the Western Writers of America and the Wild West History Association.

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Current Releases
In the spring of 1882, 10-year-old Joe Monday heads west from New York City on an “orphan train” packing two dreams: to have a family, and to be a cowboy.  The first misfires as he’s placed with a pair of Texas pig farmers w...
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The Littlest Wrangler
Los Rios Rancho has operated through a greater century as the largest apple orchard in Southern California and the centerpiece of Oak Glen, the heart of a dozen orchards on the southern slopes of the San Bernardino Range about eight miles from Yuc...
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Oak Glen and Los Rios Rancho

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