Brands of California for Sonoma and Marin Counties
May/June 2009 California Country magazine
By Kate Campbell
A love of the Old West and the cowboy way launched longtime rancher and Farm Bureau member Ernest P. Ongaro on a quest to learn the stories behind the family cattle brands in Sonoma and Marin counties. Along with a discussion about the importance of cattle branding, Brands of California for Sonoma and Marin Counties includes the history of local brands, starting in 1824 with the registered mission brands and moving to today’s recognized cattle identification marks. $25.47. Order online at www.brandsofca.com.