Land Use Through the Seasons
Stewart, Leslie J.
Wilson, William A. (William Albert)
Ninety Six Ranch
- Land Use Through the Seasons
- Contributor Names
- Stewart, Leslie J. (Narrator)
- Fleischhauer, Carl (Interviewer)
- Wilson, William A. (William Albert), 1933- (Interviewer)
- Created Published
- May 9, 1981
- Subject Headings
- - Ninety-Six Ranch
- - Activities
- - Maps
- - Ranching
- - Land use
- - Ninety-Six Ranch
- - Motion Pictures
- - Ethnography
- Motion Pictures
- - Using a map, Les Stewart points to the various parcels of land belonging to the 96 Ranch, detailing their specific uses and describing how they are used at different times of the year.
- - North to south, the main property is about nine and half miles long and contains upwards of ten thousand acres. Its boxy shape reflects the township-and-section surveying system employed when the land was granted to early settlers. As Les explains, most of the outfit was assembled in the late nineteenth century when his grandfather William Stock began buying out other settlers and landowners. The Rinehart property was originally a grant to a Civil War veteran named Johnson who was foreclosed by a banker named Rinehart. The Carrol (or Carrel) land had been Les's grandfather's partner's homestead. The Weils and Recanzone fields once belonged to people with those names, and the Rickard place was bought from the brother of prizefight promoter Tex Rickard. The property associated with the 96 brand belonged to a man named Denio. Stock liked this iron and, after he bought Denio's land, took the 96 as his own brand. The Nomad Field is so named because nomad alfalfa has been planted there.
- - Les describes the history of and uses for the Ninety-Six's main property on the valley floor. The ranch's landholdings also include some parcels in the mountains adjacent to and within its federal grazing allotments. The extent of the entire property in 1979 may be seen in video selection 010.
- 3/4 Inch Video
- Call Number
- AFC 1991/021: NV81-VT1
- Source Collection
- Paradise Valley Folklife Project Collection (AFC 1991/021)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
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Buckaroos in Paradise: Ranching Culture in Northern Nevada,1945-1982 ([call number]), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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