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The Son Of The Madam Of Mustang Ranch | By: Joe Leonard

8557cvrCompelling, adventurous and inspirational, The Son of the Madam of Mustang Ranch, is a memoir. Guns, violence and lust; wars between two houses of prostitution, gambling rife and aplenty, and debauchery. It was a crazed and corrupt world, and Joe Leonard was born right into it. Beyond all, this is the story of how Joe gained the courage to leave the dark realm he had inherited behind and return to the natural and untamed world of his youth, in pursuit of his better angels. His journeys carried him to Africa, Costa Rica, the Arctic, and the Indian villages of the Sierra Madre. He kayaked the hundred-year flood of the Salmon River in Idaho, completed the first winter ascent of Mount Regan in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho, was blown up the face of a cliff in the embrace of a windstorm, believing all the while it would most likely be his last moment on earth, and was saved from an avalanche by the hand of God.

Joe pioneered the first back-country hut-to-hut skiing system in the United States and held the first white-water rodeos in the country. He even met Jesus Christ, in the flesh, when he came to Mustang Ranch in a Volkswagen Van to save the girls from their unholy ways.

He spent much of his life speaking, photographing and supporting environmental issues.

Joe guided and was photographed by National Geographic, SKI Magazine, Town and Country, TIME magazine and PBS Idaho.           
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Strawbale house, Tucson, Arizona, the solar tank was for heating water.331 views
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Straw bale house, Tucson, Arizona - 1996250 views
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Straw bale house, Tucson, Arizona - 1996225 views
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Straw bale house, Tucson, Arizona - 1996184 views
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Tucson, Arizona - 1996 - Because we had tapped into an abandoned and polluted well, we installed a solar powered pump and purified the water with a created wetlands. We built ponds made of plastic 197 views
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Strawbale house, Tucson, Arizona202 views
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Strawbale house, Tucson, Arizona206 views
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Straw bale house, Tucson, Arizona - 1996220 views
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Straw bale house, Tucson, Arizona - 1996216 views
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Straw bale and earth house, Taos, New Mexico - 2009, the primary heat source is from south facing windows. The mass created by thick interior earth walls absorb the heat from the sun and give it back during the night.280 views
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Strawbale and earth house on the masa, Taos, New Mexico250 views
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Straw bale and Earth house - Taos, New Mexico258 views
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The casita, rammed straw and earth dwelling. Taos, New Meico266 views
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The casita, rammed straw and earth dwelling323 views
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Straw bale and Earth house - Taos, New Mexico354 views
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The casita, rammed straw and earth dwelling288 views
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The casita, rammed straw and earth dwelling320 views
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Strawbale and earth house on the masa, Taos, New Mexico - 2009, 243 views
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Water collection, we collect our water from rain and snow. We can store 6000 gal. Taos, New Mexico234 views
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Strawbale and earth house on the masa, Taos, New Mexico214 views
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Strawbale and earth house on the masa, Taos, New Mexico233 views
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Strawbale and earth house on the masa, Taos, New Mexico205 views
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Strawbale and earth house on the masa, Taos, New Mexico261 views
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The casita, rammed straw and earth dwelling. Taos, New Mexico225 views
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The casita, rammed straw and earth dwelling250 views
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The casita, rammed straw and earth dwelling. Taos, New Meico214 views
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Strawbale and earth house on the masa, Taos, New Mexico177 views
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The casita, rammed straw and earth dwelling. Taos, New Mexico222 views
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Straw bale and Earth house, the counter for the bathroom sink is make of hardened earth - Taos, New Mexico232 views
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Bath room in the straw bale house, the shower is made of rock and morter, one of the few places we used cement. The counter for the basin is made of hardened earth, we use linseed oil for hardener. - New Mexico - 2009245 views
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Solar System for the Straw and earth house in Taos, New Mexico. The solar array, we are off the grid.210 views
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Straw bale and Earth house - Taos, New Mexico203 views
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Our garden after the first killer frost. The hardened earth rings 195 views
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Straw bale and earth house, - New Mexico183 views
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Strawbale and earth house on the masa, Taos, New Mexico169 views
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Mesa Garden, all of our water is provided by the rain, it is captured on our roof and porch175 views
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Straw bale and earth house, - New Mexico183 views
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Straw bale house on the mesa147 views
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Strawbale and earth house on the masa, Taos, New Mexico - The shower is made of rocks that also came from our 20 acres. The rocks create mass, that provides temperture control. 204 views
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Straw bale and earth house, - New Mexico165 views
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