Wyoming Ranch Girl

A Journey Seeking Respect, Security, and Solace

by Cynthia Galey Peck



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/9/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 436
ISBN : 9781663220516
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 436
ISBN : 9781663220509

About the Book

It was 1945 when three-year-old Cynthia traveled with her father and mother to create their home on his family’s working and dude ranch, nestled under Buck Mountain in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. For little Cindy, White Grass Ranch became a magical spot within an easy horseback ride to sparkling glaciated lakes and wildlife habit. A resourceful only child, her prominent childhood teachers and friends were the animals on the ranch and in the surrounding mountains. Her horse, Eva, provided her with the means to travel deep into the wildnerness, where she believed God must have lived. In a fascinating retelling of her childhood experiences on the ranch, Cynthia shares true stories that reveal insight into her unique coming-of-age journey as she embraced Wyoming’s resourceful spirit. While dealing with flawed parent-child relationships, she details how she developed a variety of coping strategies, especially when she learned of a family secret that would change everything and lead her in a new direction. Wyoming Ranch Girl is a memoir that reveals a girl’s lonely childhood experiences, challenges, and knowledge of animals that eventually brought her to wilderness work and a life of independence.

About the Author

Cynthia Galey Peck is a former Forest Service employee and the proud mother of two adult children. At age eighty, she now keeps herself occupied by working in her woodshop, taking her pets camping, knitting socks and sweaters, making clothes, and volunteering with the Pleasant Valley Historical Society.