Jim Farnham was cared for by Darlene and Jerry
Sanborn, Arizona and by his nephew and niece, Mike and Teri Foreman,
California. Please note the photos at the bottom of this
page. That's "Buffalo Jim" on the left and Jim, the "Marlboro
Man" on the right. Jim was only 17 years old and had to have a
signed release from his mother to ride the buffalo. Anyone who
rode the buffalo received a paycheck from the rodeo company.
Jim got 'em rode. The "Marlboro Man" photo shoot was in the
1970's on Jim's California ranch, his gear, his horse and his own
'brand' of cigarette (not a Marlboro). The shoot lasted 10
hours. The "Marlboro" photo is taken from a magazine ad.
Jim said the advertisement was also seen on billboards, in addition
magazines. I believe some of the billboards we up until the late 1990's.