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Film, Video The Ketch Lot

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  • The Ketch Lot


  • Stewart, Leslie J. (Narrator)
  • Fleischhauer, Carl (Interviewer)
  • Wilson, William A. (William Albert), 1933- (Interviewer)

Created / Published

  • May 9, 1981


  • -  Fences
  • -  Ninety-Six Ranch
  • -  Activities
  • -  Gates
  • -  Cattle movement
  • -  Ketch lots
  • -  Ethnography
  • -  Motion Pictures


  • Ethnography
  • Motion Pictures


  • -  Les Stewart sketches the ketch lot on the 96 Ranch used for parting cattle. Cattle enter the ketch lot on the 96 Ranch at the end of the roundup and trail drive.
  • -  The roundup and drive ends when the cattle pass through the gate onto the ranch. Before reaching the gate, the cattle have been marshaled into single file. The gate opens into the "ketch lot," an arrangement of fences where riders can sort steers and strays from the rest of the herd. The lot reduces the amount of work performed at the parting operation, which can be viewed in video selections 004 and 014.
  • -  The first part of this video consists of Les's schematic for the ketch lot, while the second presents eye-level film footage of the operation. It is hard to comprehend the activity from the ground, although the cries of "Ninety-Six steer" and "Circle A" (a neighbor's brand) provide some clues.


  • 3/4 inch video

Call Number/Physical Location

  • AFC 1991/021: NV61-VT1

Source Collection

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


  • American Folklife Center

Digital Id

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, Carl Fleischhauer, and William A Wilson. The Ketch Lot. May 9, 1981. Video.

APA citation style:

Stewart, L. J., Fleischhauer, C. & Wilson, W. A. (1981) The Ketch Lot. May 9. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Stewart, Leslie J, Carl Fleischhauer, and William A Wilson. The Ketch Lot. May 9, 1981. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.