Film, Video Spurs

Format Film, Video
Contributors Ahlborn, Richard E.
Gastañaga, Linda
Marshall, Howard W.
Stewart, Leslie J.
Dates 1978
Language English
Subjects Artifacts
Horse Gear
Motion Pictures
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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