Photo, Print, Drawing Image 2 of McKee Ranch, hay meadows, irrigation, Silverthorne, Colorado

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McKee Ranch, hay meadows, irrigation, Silverthorne, Colorado
Contributor Names
Marshall, Howard W. (Photographer)
Created / Published
Silverthorne, Colorado, August 20, 1980
Subject Headings
-  Folklore--Colorado
-  Photographs
-  Ethnography
-  Documentary photographs
-  United States -- Colorado -- Summit County -- Silverthorne
Documentary photographs
-  Index data: 1-7, Series of photographs in a hay meadow, with Vera McKee, carrying a shovel and a small white dog (Killer), accompanied by fieldworker Barbara Orbach with a Nagra E open-reel tape recorder and a Sennheiser ME80 electret condenser hyper-cardioid pattern microphone, Vera McKee is doing what is described in fieldworker's notes as "changing water" ("irrigating") on what the family calls the "upper meadow," described as "leased land from Wheaton College (at the Smith ranch and Columbine Ranch, across Highway 9 and a bit south from the main McKee Ranch, [the] upper meadow is near the top of the hill (beneath Gore Range) and gets water in a big ditch from a headgate on Boulder Creek, using an old 'water right' and valuable hay meadow," in frame 5 cattle are visible; 8-9, Field with mountain slope with conifers in the background; 10-17, Scenes moving through a wooded area [presumably en route to Boulder Creek at a higher elevation?], with Vera McKee and Barbara Orbach with recorder; 18-19, Rocky field, a Parshall Flume (metal box with a mouth at each end and a scale or staffing gauge that measures the water flow); 20, Vera McKee at an irrigation headgate.
-  Summary note: McKee Ranch, Silverthorne, CO, on the east side of the Blue River in Summit County, owners at the time of fieldwork are Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Wilburn "I.W." McKee and Nella Vera McKee:
35 mm color slide
Call Number/Physical Location
Call number: AFC 1991/031: HM-4
Source Collection
Colorado Folklife Project collection (AFC 1991/031)
American Folklife Center
Online Format
Original Format
photo, print, drawing
IIIF Presentation Manifest
Manifest (JSON/LD)

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Chicago citation style:

Marshall, Howard W. McKee Ranch, hay meadows, irrigation, Silverthorne, Colorado. Colorado Silverthorne Summit County United States, 1980. Silverthorne, Colorado. Photograph.

APA citation style:

Marshall, H. W. (1980) McKee Ranch, hay meadows, irrigation, Silverthorne, Colorado. Colorado Silverthorne Summit County United States, 1980. Silverthorne, Colorado. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Marshall, Howard W. McKee Ranch, hay meadows, irrigation, Silverthorne, Colorado. Silverthorne, Colorado. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.

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