/ FLORIDA CATTLEMEN /
Few know that Florida is home to the first cowboys in the Americas. When the Spanish Conquistadors arrived, they brought their cattle with them. It was the early settlers that tamed the wild herds after the Spanish departed. Florida is one of the top producers of beef in the United States with four of the top ten ranches located within the state. These images are from Ward Ranch in Limestone as well as on the Seminole Indian Reservation in Big Cypress.