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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.339 views
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Straw bale house, Tucson, Arizona - 1996258 views
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Straw bale house, Tucson, Arizona - 1996230 views
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Straw bale house, Tucson, Arizona - 1996189 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 201 views
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Strawbale house, Tucson, Arizona207 views
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Strawbale house, Tucson, Arizona211 views
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Straw bale house, Tucson, Arizona - 1996226 views
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Straw bale house, Tucson, Arizona - 1996222 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.286 views
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Strawbale and earth house on the masa, Taos, New Mexico253 views
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Straw bale and Earth house - Taos, New Mexico261 views
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The casita, rammed straw and earth dwelling. Taos, New Meico268 views
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The casita, rammed straw and earth dwelling326 views
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Straw bale and Earth house - Taos, New Mexico358 views
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The casita, rammed straw and earth dwelling291 views
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The casita, rammed straw and earth dwelling322 views
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Strawbale and earth house on the masa, Taos, New Mexico - 2009, 245 views
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Water collection, we collect our water from rain and snow. We can store 6000 gal. Taos, New Mexico236 views
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Strawbale and earth house on the masa, Taos, New Mexico216 views
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Strawbale and earth house on the masa, Taos, New Mexico236 views
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Strawbale and earth house on the masa, Taos, New Mexico207 views
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Strawbale and earth house on the masa, Taos, New Mexico264 views
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The casita, rammed straw and earth dwelling. Taos, New Mexico227 views
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The casita, rammed straw and earth dwelling253 views
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The casita, rammed straw and earth dwelling. Taos, New Meico217 views
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Strawbale and earth house on the masa, Taos, New Mexico179 views
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The casita, rammed straw and earth dwelling. Taos, New Mexico225 views
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Straw bale and Earth house, the counter for the bathroom sink is make of hardened earth - Taos, New Mexico235 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 - 2009248 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.213 views
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Straw bale and Earth house - Taos, New Mexico206 views
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Our garden after the first killer frost. The hardened earth rings 196 views
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Straw bale and earth house, - New Mexico185 views
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Strawbale and earth house on the masa, Taos, New Mexico171 views
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Mesa Garden, all of our water is provided by the rain, it is captured on our roof and porch176 views
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Straw bale and earth house, - New Mexico184 views
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Straw bale house on the mesa148 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. 205 views
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Straw bale and earth house, - New Mexico166 views
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