CHRISTIAN WESTERN SERIES
From Slave to ranchman...In return for his freedom, a slave is tasked with the job of delivering a valuable stallion to a horse farm in Tennessee. The Civil War is dying down and the roads are dangerous but with some help the horse is delivered and the slave sees freedom...Wishing to be freed from any remembrance of the slave farm, John has a last name that he refuses to use. John’s skill with horses opens doors for him which eventually take him to Fort Worth, Texas. More open doors, over a period of years, find him on a cattle drive to Montana, followed by a second drive into Alberta, Canada. From there, he chooses the name Ware. John Ware stays in Alberta, where he becomes a much loved and respected Alberta rancher...The John Ware story is well known, however since he never learned to read or write he left no historic record of his background.
JUST JOHN BOOK TWO
A slave's brave journey to living his dream...John Ware, a well-known, highly loved, and acclaimed black cowboy, arrived in Alberta at the beginning of the extraordinary ranching story on the grasslands. He faced and conquered snowstorms, vast distances, rough horses, not to mention a few rough men...As John participated in the building of some of the great Alberta ranches, he faced racism and delayed, but not forgotten, dreams of a ranch and family of his own...Being one of only a handful of black men on the grasslands, his dream seemed to be passing him by. Everything changed when the news of a family moving to Calgary with a daughter of marriageable age hit John’s ears...John's life took on a new focus.
While John was illiterate and left no written records for posterity. But he did leave a strong history on the land and in the minds of those he lived and worked with. Despite the difficult lack of a personally recorded history, Reg Quist has brilliantly pulled together the true story of John Ware
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