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Terrance M. Cooper, (doc) was raised on a farm in Coopersville, Mich, and drove a team of horses by the time he was nine years old. He enjoyed riding his own horse Cherokee everywhere in the countryside until he joined the Marine Corps in 1959. After he got out of the Marine Corps he spent two and one half years in Samoa as a missionary for his church, 'The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.' He returned to the states and immediately entered college. When he finished college, he entered Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa in 1966, and graduated in 1970. In 1970 he went on a blind date and met his wife, Julie Ann. He saw her twice and on the third date (three days later) he proposed to her, and she accepted. They were married three months later. They have been married forty-seven years, and have six children and thirty grand children and three great grand children. In the early 1980's Doc visited the Grand Tetons Mountain range with a group of friends, and rode his horse over eighty miles in the wilderness. He saw what the Sioux Indians saw and camped where they could have camped, and traveled across the valleys where they would have rode. He envisioned himself back in those days and was inspired to write his "Jacob Series' which consisted of four volumes of excitement, adventure, and a love story of a young man who falls in love with a Sioux Indian maiden. In 1985 he moved his family to Hornbrook, California to an 800 acre ranch, where they raised kids, quarter horses, and cows. He opened a Chiropractic office in Yreka, and became fascinated by the early history of Siskiyou County. He enjoyed taking his wife and children to the Marble Mountain Wilderness where they packed in by horseback and camped and fished. Doc then moved to Roosevelt, Utah in the Uintah Basin where he continued practicing Chiropractic, and bought a smaller ranch, and continued raising kids, horses and cows. Their family consisted of six children, two boys and four girls. As a family they would pack in the Uintah Mountain to camp and fish. They participated on many cattle roundups with neighbors in the area. Their daughters were the most avid riders. Their small ranch stock consisted of eighteen pair of mother cows, calves and ten horses. As a family they would have a yearly round-up, where they would brand, tag the ears, and inoculate the stock. The family did everything else that went with ranch life. And, yes, they even ate Rocky Mountain Oysters.

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