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Film, Video Rancher Les Stewart Introduces the Workers on the Roundup

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  • Rancher Les Stewart Introduces the Workers on the Roundup


  • Stewart, Leslie J. (Narrator)


  • -  Ninety-Six Ranch
  • -  Portraits
  • -  Trail Drive (1979)
  • -  Buckaroos
  • -  Ethnography
  • -  Motion Pictures


  • Ethnography
  • Motion Pictures


  • -  A video animation.
  • -  In this video animation, Les introduces the workers on the roundup, including his neighbors Henry and Clay Taylor. His closing remarks cite one reason the Taylors had joined the trip -- their interest in buying Les's grazing rights. By 1979, Les had decided to retire, and he sought buyers for his grazing allotments and some of his deeded land.
  • -  In 1977, Henry Taylor, his wife Donna, and their two sons, Cliff and Clay, moved to Paradise Valley from Marysville, California. Taylor had raised cattle there, but had also grown rice and other crops. Like some other newcomers to the valley, the Taylors moved because of continuing development in California's Central Valley. Increased property taxes made it harder to continue farming, residential growth made it less pleasant for lovers of open country, and higher land values made it tempting to sell.
  • -  In the end, the Taylors decided not to buy Les's grazing rights. One consideration was their ranch's location at the lower end of the valley. If they used Les's rangeland, their herd would have to travel an extra fifteen miles to reach home.


  • 1 inch video

Call Number/Physical Location

  • AFC 1991/021

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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Stewart, Leslie J. Rancher Les Stewart Introduces the Workers on the Roundup. Video.

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Stewart, L. J. Rancher Les Stewart Introduces the Workers on the Roundup. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Stewart, Leslie J. Rancher Les Stewart Introduces the Workers on the Roundup. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.