About the Book
It's reality TV that missed its chance.
This book features the photographs of many of those people, along with many of their stories. It is a book of visual delight and stories they delight in sharing.
If you love the old west, history and are a lover of art, this is the book to add to your collection.
This is history that needs to be shared and I would like to get copies into rural libraries. If interested, please e-mail me or purchase a copy directly and donate it to your local library.
Riding The Chisholm Trail 'Once in a Lifetime' was Toni Hopper's first official book. "I feel it is my contribution to Oklahoma history and is dedicated to the hard work and spirit of the cowboys and cowgirls who lived their dream on that trail." Hopper was a newspaper reporter for 20 years, beginning as a freelance photographer in Colorado. As a photographer, she has earned both journalism and fine arts awards. Writing awards include Associated Press, Oklahoma Press Association, Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc. and an Oklahoma Education Association's Marshall Gregory. She now works in the tourism industry at a top western museum in Oklahoma. Her role includes public relations, marketing, social media, writing, art research and curation, and securing artists for shows. "I left the news business in 2013, and now enjoy working at one of the best museums in the country." Best career moments - Meeting wonderful people from all walks of life!