Film, Video Spurs
Ahlborn, Richard E.
Marshall, Howard W.
Stewart, Leslie J.
Ninety Six Ranch
- Contributor Names
- Stewart, Leslie J. (Narrator)
- Marshall, Howard W. (Interviewer)
- Gastañaga, Linda (Interviewer)
- Ahlborn, Richard E. (Narrator)
- Created / Published
- July 25, 1978
- Subject Headings
- - Artifacts
- - Ninety-Six Ranch
- - Spurs
- - Horse gear
- - Ethnography
- - Motion Pictures
- Motion Pictures
- - Richard Ahlborn interviews Les Stewart while he demonstrates the purpose of spurs.
- - Les compares and contrasts a bronc spur for rodeo bucking horses with a spur for use with everyday working horses. The second pair of spurs, however, are not everyday. They are silver-mounted and were made by the Garcia Bit and Spur Company of Elko, Nevada. Guadalupe S. Garcia was born in San Luis Obispo, California, in 1864, worked as a vaquero, and moved to Nevada in 1893. He opened a bit, spur, and saddle shop in Elko in 1896, and soon developed a reputation as a fine craftsman. The company remained in family hands until purchased by the J.M Capriola Company in 1978. In their 1982 catalog, prices for silver-mounted spurs begin at a little more than two hundred dollars. (Rice and Vernam 1975, 132-36; J.M. Capriola Co. 1982, 1; Ward 1958, 229-33)
- 3/4 inch video
- Call Number
- AFC 1991/021: NV78-VT8
- Source Collection
- Paradise Valley Folklife Project Collection (AFC 1991/021)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
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