Audio Recording Eddie Gerspacher talks about raising sheep and cattle around Saco and Glasgow, Montana, part 3

About this Item

Title
Eddie Gerspacher talks about raising sheep and cattle around Saco and Glasgow, Montana, part 3
Contributor Names
Stanton, Gary Ward, 1946- (Collector)
Crummett, Michael, 1948- (Collector)
Gerspacher, Eddie (Interviewee)
Created / Published
Saco, Montana, August 5, 1979
Subject Headings
-  Shepherds
-  Sheep farming
-  Frontier and pioneer life
-  Ethnography
-  Field recordings
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  United States -- Montana -- Saco
Genre
Ethnography
Field recordings
Interviews
Sound recordings
Notes
-  Index data: Part 3 of a 3-part interview with Eddie [Eddy, Edmand?] Gerspacher, at a park in Saco MT: Eddie Gerspacher talks about the worst fall he took, getting dragged by a horse; at a ranch south of Eddie's place there was an old blacksmith who made spurs out of Model T Ford axis; most people used double rigged saddles in this country, in contrast to Texans who used center-fire rigs; Eddie asks about the project, what are we up to; about how cattlemen and sheepmen didn't get along together, that is an old wives tale; while a sheep is careful around water, a cow is dirty around water; the crew has just finished branding calves at Eddie's ranch; about Eddie Gerspacher's brand, with a story about a Malta bar-lazy-D-J (brand); Eddie's opinions about going to Germany; story about Frank Taylor, a herder, and his brother, George Brown, who had been outlaws, the name had been Whitney; story about not giving or asking a person's name; the first saddle wanted initials; about a herder and his partner Sweet, "Wake up Sweet the great giving up day's come"; Gerspacher's first job in America was driving a gentle team for 1st National Bank of Glasgow MT; everyone makes mistakes, he once lost 250 sheep in the winter of 1936-37; in 1920, he saw a wagon going east with a sign that said "Ohio or Bust"; never did any farming; about the Bankhead Act [1935 law for government land rehabilitation]; did some farming with horses in 1930s. The fieldworker's notes indicate that this recording was made out of doors, in a park in Saco MT, with the Nagra IV-S recorder set to monaural and using a Neumann KH 84 microphone "with windscreen, laid in the grass."
Medium
7-inch reel
Call Number/Physical Location
Call number: AFC 1981/005: AFS 20401
MBRS shelflist: RXA 0887
Field project identifier: MT9-GS-R16
Source Collection
Montana Folklife Survey collection (AFC 1981/005)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Language
English
Online Format
audio

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Chicago citation style:

Stanton, Gary Ward, Michael Crummett, and Eddie Gerspacher. Eddie Gerspacher talks about raising sheep and cattle around Saco and Glasgow, Montana, part 3. Saco, Montana, August 5, 1979. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_afs20401/.

APA citation style:

Stanton, G. W., Crummett, M. & Gerspacher, E. (1979) Eddie Gerspacher talks about raising sheep and cattle around Saco and Glasgow, Montana, part 3. Saco, Montana, August 5. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_afs20401/.

MLA citation style:

Stanton, Gary Ward, Michael Crummett, and Eddie Gerspacher. Eddie Gerspacher talks about raising sheep and cattle around Saco and Glasgow, Montana, part 3. Saco, Montana, August 5, 1979. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_afs20401/>.

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