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Audio Recording Frank Barnum of Miles City, Montana, talks about sheep operations, buying, and selling, part 3

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 3

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

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 3 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): about people who brand horses; about Binion's Horseshoe bar and casino in Las Vegas; an outfit called Art's blacksmithing suggested he put his wagon on the fifth wheel [? nickname for a trailer connection found in back of big pickups, often used for horse trailers]; story about sheep taken to Rutledge ND, shipping them out brought out the whole town, written up in all the newspapers; the longest trailing of sheep, Ingomar MT to Terry MT; sheep want to go back to feedlot, drowned; are sheep harder to work than cattle?; about sheepherders they have had; about girls from the East to see their dad in from the sheep camp, with sheepherder's hat, not a Stetson; sheepherders always took care of their dogs; 50 percent of lambs consumed in the US are consumed within 50 miles of New York City; about Red Killen, age 94, an Irish dancer and sheepman; Frank wo n a fight in Terry at age 60; about feuds between cattlemen and sheepmen, read the Johnson County War [Jack R. Gage book], and about the hole-in-the-wall gang (livestock rustlers); never saw sheep in Colorado when Barnum was a boy, they did not used to allow them; feed that is best for sheep is to let them browse, salt sage, silver sage; gumbo country has better weeds for sheep, in contrast, sandy soil not as good [gumbo is regional name for muddy, slippery soil and shale]; about gumbo soil; story of chickens on the gumbo; today, Barnum has 1 wether, 1 ewe, and 500 bucks; about a Rambouillet sheep he recently bought in Texas.

Medium

  • 7-inch reel

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Call number: AFC 1981/005: AFS 20404
  • MBRS shelflist: RXA 0890
  • Field project identifier: MT9-GS-R19

Source Collection

  • Montana Folklife Survey collection (AFC 1981/005)

Repository

  • American Folklife Center

Digital Id

Online Format

  • audio

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Credit line: Montana Folklife Survey collection (AFC 1981/005), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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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 3. Miles City, Montana, August 8, 1979. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_afs20404/.

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 3. Miles City, Montana, August 8. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_afs20404/.

MLA citation style:

Stanton, Gary Ward, et al. Frank Barnum of Miles City, Montana, talks about sheep operations, buying, and selling, part 3. Miles City, Montana, August 8, 1979. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_afs20404/>.