The Hearst Ranch was recently featured on CBS This Morning. The story, hosted by correspondent John Blackstone, focused on the new book Hearst Ranch: Family, Land, and Legacy written by Victoria Kastner and featuring a special foreword by Steve Hearst, Vice President of Hearst Western Properties for Hearst Corporation.
The segment puts the ranch into the context of the Hearst Castle and includes scenery shot during a driving tour of the ranch with Steve Hearst as well as interviews with Hearst and the book’s author, Hearst Castle historian, Victoria Kastner. Hearst Ranch: Family, Land, and Legacy is the first book to document the history of the historic Hearst Ranch. Featuring three hundred never-before-seen images, it explores the Hearst family’s private residences and the beautiful back-country landscape surrounding Hearst Castle. It reveals many of Julia Morgan’s ranch buildings, and delves into private letters and records to tell the stories of Hearst’s Hollywood guests and the colorful cowboys who worked the ranch, in his era and our own. The text is well-researched, engaging, and moving and the story is a great American tale of the Hearst family’s connection with and dedication to it’s land.
Hearst Ranch: Family Land and Legacy can be purchased by calling the Hearst Ranch Office at 805-927-4611.