Precision Saddle Tree Company

Ten Years of Discarding Tradition Driving Change through Technology By Danna Burns-Shaw [gallery ids="1564,1563,1562" type="rectangular"] Halfway between San Antonio and Houston, is the small town of Yoakum, Texas – a town steeped in the saddle and leather business tradition. Yoakum first received its saddle making identity back in 1919, when the Tex Tan Leather Company was founded. In 1960, Leland Tucker founded Circle Y saddles, also in Yoakum. Like Tex

K Bar J Leather

Know Your Customer By Nick Pernokas Jack Gully decided to take a break from the plains of Montana in Miles City. He was hauling a load of horses home to South Dakota. As he ate breakfast in the motel, an older gentleman walked up. Jack didn’t recognize him at first. The man said, “You damn sure knew what you were doing!” Jack looked at the man blankly, until he began

Duluth Pack

The Great-Great-Grandpa of Backpacks By Gene Fowler Camille Poirier arrived in Duluth, Minnesota, in the winter of 1870 with “my little stock of leather and tools.” The 32-year-old had learned the shoemaking trade in his native Canada. Like “almost every boy in lower Canada,” he wrote in his autobiography, Camille “had visions of the U.S. as a land of wealth.” At the time Poirier arrived, Duluth, a port on Lake