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Dan Martinez and Bob Humphrey rope calves, Nevada, 1978.

[Detail] Dan Martinez and Bob Humphrey rope calves, Nevada, 1978.

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Collection Overview

Buckaroos in Paradise: Ranching Culture in Northern Nevada, 1945-1982 is a multi-format collection that presents documentation of a Nevada cattle-ranching community. The collection documents the work and life of the family-run Ninety-Six Ranch and its cowboys, known in the region as buckaroos. People, sites, and traditions in the larger community of Paradise Valley, home to persons of Northern Paiute Indian, Anglo-American, Italian, German, Basque, Swiss, and Chinese heritage, are represented. Most of the collection was created by the Paradise Valley Folklife Project, undertaken by the American Folklife Center from 1978 to 1982.

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Historical Eras

These historical era(s) are best represented in the collection although they may not be all-encompassing.

  • Postwar United States, 1945-early 1970s
  • Contemporary United States, 1965-present

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For help with search words, see the Buckaroos in Paradise, 1945-1982 Subject Index. A Glossary provides explanations of terms found in the collection. For an overview of topics covered in the collection, see A History of the Ninety-Six Ranch

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