The history of the W.T. Waggoner Ranch is incredible, but not without the blood, sweat and sacrifices of many men and women.

When it was announced that the historic ranch had been approved for purchase by Stan Kroenke, the internet blew up with articles on his personal wealth and assets. The Cowboys of the Waggoner Ranch Facebook page, established to promote The Cowboys of the Waggoner Ranch book, chose to honor the people who have kept the empire alive.

“These cowboys work on the ranch more than 5 days a week, in all weather and conditions. For many, it's the only job they've had. Oftentimes, they come from generations of Waggoner cowboys. The Waggoner Ranch is more than a ranch -- it's also home to these men and their families.”

To read more about the purchase of the W.T. Waggoner Ranch, click here.