Ivan Samuel “Pete” Hoagland was born March 3, 1910, in Benkelman, Nebraska, on the family farm. He met an old fellow who worked as a carpenter and they decided to go to Wyoming and wound up in Pinedale. Pete stayed in Sublette County and cowboyed. Pete wound up in the Big Piney area where he first went to work for Bob Springman. He later moved down the creek and worked for Charlie Noble. While working for Noble he trailed cows to the Hoback Basin where they summered. He did work for a couple summers as the association rider in the basin. When Pete returned to Big Piney, he went to work for Al and Sadie Osterhout. He spent the rest of his life working on this ranch. It was while working on this ranch that he met and married Edna Whitman Pope, on December 27, 1943. She had two children by a previous marriage, Donnie and Neva. Pete raised them like they were his own. Pete and Edna had one child, Andrea, but everyone called her Andy. Pete was an excellent horseman, not only working with saddle horses, but horses in the harness as well.