|This gate guarded the entrance to the Rivers Ranch at the top of Mountain Avenue in Monrovia, California. It was built in France in 1862 and was shipped around the Horn to San Francisco. Soldering was unknown then so it was assembled with rivets. Since 1962, it has stood sentry at the JRK Ranch, JR''s "Dream House" in Templeton.|
FOOTPRINTS is a must read about a doctor''s dream which came to fruition with the support if his loving wife as they parleyed their uniquely varied interests into a happy, family life, a thoroughbred horse farm, flying a Cessna Skylane 182, and building an adobe ranch home.
Many men dream of building their own home exactly as they want it, but most never do. JR is one who did. His dream extended over five decades with a change of careers from architecture to medicine--all this with the accompany trails and tribulations is told with grace, wit and telling detail.