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See some past photo entries below.

See an index of all past photos here.

See Page 1 here with the current photos.

 

We welcome your pictures. We're looking for images that give a glimpse of the ranching, cowboy, and rural and working life of the West of today and yesterday. We're looking for vintage photos and contemporary photos: family photos, images of where you live and work, and the area around you. 

If you have a photo to share, email us for information about sending it to us.


 

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If you enjoy this feature, you may also be interested in our 
Western Memories Project, the personal recollections—many with photos—contributed by BAR-D visitors.  Your stories and photos are welcome.



We welcome your photos.

We're looking for images that give a glimpse of the ranching, cowboy, and rural and working life of the West of today and yesterday. We welcome vintage and contemporary photos:  family photos, images of where you live and work, and the area around you. 

Share your part of the West or the West of your past. To send photos and their descriptions, just email them to us.   


previous  photos

index of all photos

See an index of all past photos here.

Find the current photos here.
 

 

 

 


   Share your photos for Picture the West.

Send your views of the West.

We're looking for images that give a glimpse of the ranching, cowboy, and rural and working life of the West of today and yesterday. We welcome vintage and contemporary photos:  family photos, images of where you live and work, and the area around you. 

If you have a photo and story to share, email us.


 

Week of September 2, 2013


Eight generations of Wyoming poet and Jean Mathisen Haugen have ranched in the Lander area. As a local historian, she has many stories to share, like this one about 105-year-old Leola Dollard Reschke. She included two recent birthday pictures and writes:

I thought I'd send along a little write-up and a couple photos of an extraordinary lady around Lander, Wyoming. Leola Dollard Reschke was my mother's former roommate at the Westward Heights Care Center. She was born to an old pioneer family, the Dollards, on the Sweetwater on July 23, 1908.

Her father, Charlie Dollard was a wild horse runner along with my great uncle Charlie Van Patten in that rough country and Leola says she never knew when she didn't know how to ride. Her aunt by marriage, Dora Lamoreaux Dollard Robertson was a girlfriend of Butch Cassidy in the early 1890s here at Lander.

When I do "Reminisce Corner" and cover some of the local history around here and mention old timers that have been gone for years, Leola often knew them and can tell some interesting stories. She worked on ranches with her family all her life.

She was married to Charlie Reschke for years and they were neighbors of my grandparents on Squaw Creek west of Lander 80 years ago. She turned 105 on July 23rd and what she wanted for her birthday was to ride a horse once again and she did.

For her 100th birthday she rode a horse and received a congratulatory letter from First Lady Michelle Obama. She had her old cowboy hat on and her western duds and looked happier than most folks years younger. She was the marshal of the Pioneer Days Parade here in Lander (dating to 1894) for her 102nd birthday.

She is also a whiz at moving a wheelchair—I call her the Danica Patrick of wheel chairs. She is sharp and remembers well and loves to recall the days when Lander was a cow town and the Beaver and Sweetwater country south of Lander was home.

 

Jean Mathisen Haugen has contributed other interesting photos and stories, including:

  Vintage Wyoming ranch photos

More vintage Wyoming family photos

 Family photos

  A vintage Lander photo

  Early Wyoming ranch life

  A photo of her great uncle's old cabin

"Great-Great Grandpa Gambled—With a Ranch and a Daughter"

A story about Western artist and "flintnapper" Tom Lucas from Lander, Wyoming

A story about her grandfather, Walt Mathisen; eight generations of Jean's family have ranched in the Lander area.

The story of a tree planted by her family over 117 years ago

A story about her family's brand, "Saga of the Old ND Brand Continues for 123 Years" in our Western Memories pages

 

Read more about Jean Mathisen Haugen, some family ranch history, and some of her poetry here.

 

 


   Share your photos for Picture the West.

Send your views of the West.

We're looking for images that give a glimpse of the ranching, cowboy, and rural and working life of the West of today and yesterday. We welcome vintage and contemporary photos:  family photos, images of where you live and work, and the area around you. 

If you have a photo and story to share, email us.


Week of August 26, 2013

California photographer Cindy Stout Quigley shares photos from the Swedes Fire near Oroville that consumed over 2000 acres earlier this month.

This year has brought fires of historic proportion to many areas of the West. At the time of the Swedes Fire, nine large fires were burning in California, and the Yosemite Rim Fire had just started. That fire is currently a 225 square-mile blaze. Currently over 8,300 firefighters are battling more than 400 square miles of fires in California.

Cindy took this first shot, of the fire from Oro Bangor Highway, from her phone:


© 2012, Cindy Stout Quigley, CMQ Photography; reproduction without permission prohibited

 

These helicopters are dipping in Lake Wyandotte to drop on the fire:


© 2012, Cindy Stout Quigley, CMQ Photography; reproduction without permission prohibited


© 2012, Cindy Stout Quigley, CMQ Photography; reproduction without permission prohibited


© 2012, Cindy Stout Quigley, CMQ Photography; reproduction without permission prohibited

 


© 2012, Cindy Stout Quigley, CMQ Photography; reproduction without permission prohibited



Find more on the Swedes fire here.

Cindy Stout Quigley has shared photos previously in Picture the West:

  Sheep photos

  May's Land and Livestock sheep ranch

 

Cindy Stout Quiqley is also the editor of the newsletter of the Western Music Association, California Chapter.
 


   Share your photos for Picture the West.

Send your views of the West.

We're looking for images that give a glimpse of the ranching, cowboy, and rural and working life of the West of today and yesterday. We welcome vintage and contemporary photos:  family photos, images of where you live and work, and the area around you. 

If you have a photo and story to share, email us.


Week of August 19, 2013


Shannon Keller Rollins and popular chuck wagon cook, poet, and storyteller Kent Rollins run the Red River Ranch Chuck Wagon (kentrollins.com) out of Hollis, Oklahoma.

Shannon and Kent take their restored 1876 Studebaker wagon to ranches for spring and fall gatherings; to cowboy poetry and music events, and they also cater weddings and corporate events. They also hold a Red River Ranch Chuck Wagon Cooking School each fall.

Shannon Keller Rollins shared these photographs from their working life.

 

Kent Rollins shared some photos previously for Picture the West:

   Views from the ranch along the Red River

 

Find some of Kent Rollins' poetry and more photos here at CowboyPoetry.com and visit kentrollins.com. You can keep up with Shannon and Kent on Facebook: facebook.com/cowboykentrollins and subscribe to Kent's blog, kentrollins.wordpress.com.

 

 


   Share your photos for Picture the West.

Send your views of the West.

We're looking for images that give a glimpse of the ranching, cowboy, and rural and working life of the West of today and yesterday. We welcome vintage and contemporary photos:  family photos, images of where you live and work, and the area around you. 

If you have a photo and story to share, email us.


 

 

 

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