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  • Spurs


  • Stewart, Leslie J. (Narrator)
  • Marshall, Howard W. (Interviewer)
  • Gastañaga, Linda (Interviewer)
  • Ahlborn, Richard E. (Narrator)

Created / Published

  • July 25, 1978


  • -  Artifacts
  • -  Ninety-Six Ranch
  • -  Spurs
  • -  Horse gear
  • -  Ethnography
  • -  Motion Pictures


  • Ethnography
  • Motion Pictures


  • -  Richard Ahlborn interviews Les Stewart while he demonstrates the purpose of spurs.
  • -  Les compares and contrasts a bronc spur for rodeo bucking horses with a spur for use with everyday working horses. The second pair of spurs, however, are not everyday. They are silver-mounted and were made by the Garcia Bit and Spur Company of Elko, Nevada. Guadalupe S. Garcia was born in San Luis Obispo, California, in 1864, worked as a vaquero, and moved to Nevada in 1893. He opened a bit, spur, and saddle shop in Elko in 1896, and soon developed a reputation as a fine craftsman. The company remained in family hands until purchased by the J.M Capriola Company in 1978. In their 1982 catalog, prices for silver-mounted spurs begin at a little more than two hundred dollars. (Rice and Vernam 1975, 132-36; J.M. Capriola Co. 1982, 1; Ward 1958, 229-33)


  • 3/4 inch video

Call Number/Physical Location

  • AFC 1991/021: NV78-VT8

Source Collection

  • Paradise Valley Folklife Project Collection (AFC 1991/021)


  • American Folklife Center

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Online Format

  • video

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Credit line

Paradise Valley Folklife Project collection, 1978-1982 (AFC 1991/021), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Stewart, Leslie J, Howard W Marshall, Linda Gastañaga, and Richard E Ahlborn. Spurs. 1978. Video.

APA citation style:

Stewart, L. J., Marshall, H. W., Gastañaga, L. & Ahlborn, R. E. (1978) Spurs. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Stewart, Leslie J, et al. Spurs. 1978. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.