Film, Video Rancher Les Stewart Introduces the Workers on the Roundup

Format Film, Video
Contributors Stewart, Leslie J.
Language English
Subjects Buckaroos
Ethnography
Motion Pictures
Ninety Six Ranch
Portraits
Trail Drive (1979)
Title
Rancher Les Stewart Introduces the Workers on the Roundup
Contributor Names
Stewart, Leslie J. (Narrator)
Subject Headings
-  Ninety-Six Ranch
-  Portraits
-  Trail Drive (1979)
-  Buckaroos
-  Ethnography
-  Motion Pictures
Genre
Ethnography
Motion Pictures
Notes
-  A video animation.
-  In this video animation, Les introduces the workers on the roundup, including his neighbors Henry and Clay Taylor. His closing remarks cite one reason the Taylors had joined the trip -- their interest in buying Les's grazing rights. By 1979, Les had decided to retire, and he sought buyers for his grazing allotments and some of his deeded land.
-  In 1977, Henry Taylor, his wife Donna, and their two sons, Cliff and Clay, moved to Paradise Valley from Marysville, California. Taylor had raised cattle there, but had also grown rice and other crops. Like some other newcomers to the valley, the Taylors moved because of continuing development in California's Central Valley. Increased property taxes made it harder to continue farming, residential growth made it less pleasant for lovers of open country, and higher land values made it tempting to sell.
-  In the end, the Taylors decided not to buy Les's grazing rights. One consideration was their ranch's location at the lower end of the valley. If they used Les's rangeland, their herd would have to travel an extra fifteen miles to reach home.
Medium
1 inch video
Call Number
AFC 1991/021
Source Collection
Paradise Valley Folklife Project Collection (AFC 1991/021)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afc96ran.v008


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