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This is Page 23.

See some past weeks' photos below.

See an index of all past weeks' photos here.

See Page 1 here with the current photo of the week.

 

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.

Each week, we'll post selected photos from those received. We'll also share some photos posted previously elsewhere at CowboyPoetry.com.

 

Send your photo.

 Email us for information about sending it to us.

 

 

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


 

April 7, 2008


previous weeks' photos

index of all photos


 

Wyoming photographer Chanda Snook shared this photo, from the March, 2008 funeral of South Dakota rancher Jack Loughlin:

Chanda told us:

Jack Loughlin of Bison, South Dakota was 65 years old, and he died doing what he loved: moving cattle. It was a sudden death. Jack was very highly thought of by his peers and family.  He had recently retired from the Faith Livestock sale barn where he had worked for over 30 years. He was a soft-spoken, kind man loved by all. He ranched on a ranch in Bison, South Dakota, that had been in the family for 100 years as of this summer. They will still have a ranch celebration this summer as the ranch has been left to his two children, Max Loughlin and Jacque Hight.

There is an obituary here in the Belle Fourche (South Dakota) Post and Bee.

Chanda Snook's friend, writer and poet Rhonda Stearns, shared information about her:

Chanda grew up with cutting horses near Rapid City, South Dakota.  She enjoyed 4-H Rodeo and now lives on a Wyoming ranch with her husband Clint and sons Austin, 14, and Taylor (Bug), 11.  She's always loved photography and says newer, better cameras enhance her enjoyment and encourage her pursuit of the craft.

In addition to rodeo photography, Chanda is in demand to record graduations, weddings, family gatherings and other special events in her region.  She does commercial photography for Fidler Isburg Funeral Directors and Snook & Sons Realty.


 

Chanda Snook
979 New Haven Rd.
Hulett, WY 82720
307-290-0400
csnook@wbaccess.net
 


 Please share your photos for Picture the West.

Send your views of the West.

We need your photos. If you enjoy this feature, help keep it going by sharing 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. 

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

 


March 31, 2008

 

The inimitable California poet and artist Pat Richardson shared photos from the late 1800s, and a related photo from 1951.

We sometimes include a disclaimer with information provided by Pat, but his reputation for irreverent humor has probably preceded him. He provided the following comments with the photos:

This is a photo taken of the Stowell Clan in San Jose, California, in 1895. The second horse from the left tossed his head just as the picture was taken. It's my great uncles, aunts, their wives and husbands and assorted cousins, etc. There is a rumor that I am genetically related to several of the horses in this photo, but that's just hearsay.       

My great uncle Henry Stowell is second from the left. He was a blacksmith and horseshoer and at one time made ornamental ironwork for Wells Fargo Stage coaches.

The third guy from the left is also my Great Uncle Henry Stowell when he was sixteen. He was a mule skinner for a road construction crew in Southern California. He had quite a sense of humor and got fired for actually skinning a mule one time.

Attached is a picture of Jess Howard [Pat's brother; that's another story] and Uncle Henry and you can see his missing finger. We saved his old glasses, they are about an inch thick.

This photo was taken in 1951 by the now famed photographer, Pat Richardson in Bootjack, California.

Pat writes about his Uncle Henry in his book, Pat Richardson, Unhobbled:

Henry was my great uncle, and he was great at everything he did, in my book. He did everything from blacksmithing and making ornamental ironwork for Wells Fargo stagecoaches, to cowboying for the Sonoma Land and Cattle Company, where they trailed their cattle every year clear across California to the Sierra Nevada Mountains. He was a horseshoer, gold miner, fiddle player, and a horse trader.

He had the index finger missing on his left hand, but still played "Turkey in the Straw" and "Wildwood Flower" as good as I've heard it played. I asked him how he lost his finger, and he said, "A shooting accident...They were tryna kill me and accidentally shot my finger off."

....He was legally blind when my brother Jess and I knew him, but he'd still hunt deer year 'round....His mother was the first white child born at Sutter's Fort in 1849....

Pat Richardson has contributed other interesting photos and stories to Picture the West, including:

Family rodeo photos

A 1900 photo of his great, great maternal grandmother, Celesta Ann Twitchell Hickok, the first white child born at Sutter's Fort

A photo of his parents, taken in Lockford, California, in the 1930s

 


photo by Yvonne Hollenbeck

Read some of Pat Richardson's poetry and see some of his artwork here.

His Will Rogers Medallion Award-winning book, Pat Richardson, Unhobbled, includes more family photos and tales, along with his artwork and poetry.

 


 

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If you have a photo to share, email us.


Share your photos.

If you enjoy this feature, help keep it going! Share 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. 

If you have a photo to share, email us.  


 

See Page 1 here with the current photo of the week.

 


 

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