Cattle ranch manager travels USA to see, document beauty
Bill Inman, traveling with a crew of three including his wife, Brenda, left Lebanon, OR, on June 1 en route to Hendersonville, NC. The other crew members are Johnny Campus and Dallas Pesola. They stayed overnight at the Gibson County Fairgrounds in Trenton, Thursday. They hope to arrive at their destination by Christmas.
Inman who has been a cattle ranch manager most of his life, rode the rodeo circuit for a while and worked for the U.S. Dept. of the Interior, was in a rodeo here in 1978, he recalled. His wife handles the logistics and routing, Pesola does the filming and Campus is the communications coordinator.
While Inman is making the trip on his favorite steed, “Blackie,” a cross between a Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred, the crew travels in pickup trucks, pulling a horse trailer, equipped with living quarters, where “Blackie” is bedded down at night in one compartment.
“Documenting great places and good people in every community in this fashion is unique, has never been done before,” Inman boasts and it is taking the whole crew, all experts in their fields to film and document places, both large and small, along the way,” he said. “Our website, uncoveringamerica.com has had 22,000 hits in one day’s time,” he said. “An Associated Press on their trek had the most hits of any story they have ever had,” he said. They have been featured by all the major TV networks and numerous magazines.
Inman says the only time they stay overnight in a hotel is when the crew needs a shower and it is a must that the hotel has high speed internet capability.
“We travel about 30 miles each day and we give “Blackie” a day off every 100 to 125 miles to keep him mentally and physically in shape,” he said.
All along the way Inman enjoys interviews with the media.
“This footage we are shooting will shock and awe you,” he concluded.