Hardcover binding has light shelfwear to edges and boards. DJ not clipped and covered with mylar, but mylar has some small chips missing on back. Pages tight and clean. Library discard with usual marks/attachments. Pocket removed. 222 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1964. ISBN: 0. The Tree Ranch was threatening to buy out as many neighboring homesteaders as it could, until it controlled the whole range. The shirt-tail ranchers who had no access to water would be unable to hold out; and once they were gone, it would be only a matter of time before those few on the creek would have to give up their holding, too. So, since in order for any of them to survive they all had to band together, they decided to form an organization under the leadership of Web Blaine.