Audio Recording Frank Barnum of Miles City, Montana, talks about sheep operations, buying, and selling, part 1

Discussion of Mr. Barnum's sheep raising experiences, and the general business of sheep operations, buying and selling

About this Item

Title
Frank Barnum of Miles City, Montana, talks about sheep operations, buying, and selling, part 1
Contributor Names
Stanton, Gary Ward, 1946- (Collector)
Johnson, Paula J., 1954- (Collector)
Barnum, Frank (Interviewee)
Barnum, Mary Alice (Interviewee)
Created / Published
Miles City, Montana, August 8, 1979
Subject Headings
-  Wagons
-  Shepherds
-  Sheep farming
-  Sheep industry
-  Ethnography
-  Field recordings
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  United States -- Montana -- Miles City
Genre
Ethnography
Field recordings
Interviews
Sound recordings
Notes
-  Index data: Part 1 of a 4-part interview with Frank Barnum, at his home in Miles City MT, his daughter Mary Alice is present (fieldworker's notes comment on a noisy refrigerator near the recording site): Frank talking about his dad's experience in the Oklahoma Territory, as a U.S. Marshal; then moved from Texas to Colorado, Franks was raised in Kalispell MT, where he started in the sheep business; about being a trader in sheep; today his office is the 600 club (local cafe); history of sheep America; types of sheep in Montana, he has "wrinkled skin" Rambouillet; sheep eat the weeds and scrub, not the grass that cattle eat; one time Montana had 6 million sheep, last year 600,000; the big days were before 1910; about sheep wagons, he has two, homemade, old style blacksmith made two in Sidney MT for him in the late 1920s for $150; Barnum describes his homemade wagon, his grandson pulled it behind a pickup when he worked on a seismograph crew; about herders, many were foreign, after immigration rule changes, fewer foreigner and he hired broken down men, drunks; about sheep dogs, mostly Australian shepherd, border collie, most herders don't train dogs; Basques were hard workers, but as far as herders, there were better, a herder needs to understand stock and leave them alone; shows some pictures.
Medium
7-inch reel
Call Number/Physical Location
Call number: AFC 1981/005: AFS 20402
MBRS shelflist: RXA 0888
Field project identifier: MT9-GS-R17
Source Collection
Montana Folklife Survey collection (AFC 1981/005)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Language
English
Online Format
audio
Original Format
sound recording

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Chicago citation style:

Stanton, Gary Ward, Paula J Johnson, Frank Barnum, and Mary Alice Barnum. Frank Barnum of Miles City, Montana, talks about sheep operations, buying, and selling, part 1. Miles City, Montana, August 8, 1979. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_afs20402/.

APA citation style:

Stanton, G. W., Johnson, P. J., Barnum, F. & Barnum, M. A. (1979) Frank Barnum of Miles City, Montana, talks about sheep operations, buying, and selling, part 1. Miles City, Montana, August 8. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_afs20402/.

MLA citation style:

Stanton, Gary Ward, et al. Frank Barnum of Miles City, Montana, talks about sheep operations, buying, and selling, part 1. Miles City, Montana, August 8, 1979. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_afs20402/>.

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