Featured at the Bar-D Ranch

 

Back on Home

Search CowboyPoetry.com

The Latest
     What's New
     Newsletter
        Subscribe (free!)

Be a Part of it All 
     About the BAR-D
     Join us!

The BAR-D Roundup

Cowboy Poetry Collection
     Folks' poems
     Honored Guests
     Index of poems

Poetry Submissions  
    Guidelines
    Current Lariat Laureate

Events Calendar

Cowboy Poetry Week

Featured Topics
    Classic Cowboy Poetry
    Newest Features
        Poets and musicians
        Cowboy poetry topics
        Programs of  interest
        Gathering reports
        In memory
   Who Knows?

Cowboy Life and Links
    Western Memories
    Books about Cowboy Poetry  

The Big Roundup

Link to us!
Give us a holler

Subscribe!

line.GIF (1552 bytes)

 

This is Page 92.

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.


 

Send your photos.

 Email us.

 

 

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


 

Weeks of January 24-31, 2011

South Dakota rancher, poet and writer Robert Dennis shares recent winter photos from his ranch, which include Beaver, the horse, and two of his grandsons, Gus and Sam:


 

 

 

 



 

Robert Dennis has contributed other interesting photos to Picture the West, including:

Black Hills trail ride, November, 2010

  Spring works, May, 2010

  "Cowboy farming," April 2010

  Winter pasture, January 2010

Moving heifers home in October, 2009

Moving moving a few first calf heifer pairs in June, 2009

  Mijo, his "ex-stallion"

2009 calving and branding on the Dennis Ranch

  Summer ranch photos

Photos taken while he was "out riding on yearlings"

Photos of his mares and colts

Family photos from the 1920s and 1940s

Photos and stories from his ranch and Red Owl

Area photos from the early 1900s

rdfatheruncles.jpg (54358 bytes) Family photos from the 1920s


Photo by Jeri L. Dobrowski; see her gallery of western performers and others here.

Read more about Robert Dennis and read some of his 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 January 17, 2011

 

Janice Lee Weiss Truitt (also known by her Choctaw name, Anumpuli Shali ("Long talker") shares vintage family photos from Nocona, Texas. She writes:

This photo is of my Choctaw great grandmother, her three daughters, and her husband, the man from Mississippi...the Lorenzo Dow Smith family of Nocona, Texas, taken around 1894. My grandmother, Pearl, is the baby on her lap.


My grandfather, Grover Cleveland Weiss, was born in Oklahoma in 1893. His family of 10 or 11 (8 or 9) children moved to Nocona, Texas some time in the late 1890s. He is the serious- looking kid at the far right in the back row of this school photograph:

He and my grandmother (who was also born in 1893 in Nocona) were married in 1912 when they were both 19.

Around 1916 they moved to Wyoming, where my grandfather got a job as a fireman with the Union Pacific Railroad and my grandmother somehow wangled a job with J. C. Penney, who opened his first 'Golden Rule' store in Kemmerer,  Wyoming, on the UP line.

Some time after that, they moved to Douglas, where he worked as a carpenter, while acquiring enough land from homesteaders who went "bust" to build up a 6000 acre ranch at Bill, Wyoming.  In 1923, their only child, William Dale Weiss, was born in Douglas.

Janice Lee Weiss Truitt has written more about her family in "Christmas at the Community Hall," in Western Memories. These photos have also been added to Western Memories.
 

Read more about Janice Lee Truitt 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 January 10, 2011

Noted California photographer Heather Hafleigh shares some of her images that document "contemporary ranchers, horsemen and craftsmen in California who are carrying on the Vaquero and Charro traditions."


© 2011, Heather Hafleigh, www.heatherhafleigh.com; reproduction without permission prohibited

Leslie Dorrance readies her loop for the next calf to be branded.
 


© 2011, Heather Hafleigh, www.heatherhafleigh.com; reproduction without permission prohibited

Deeth and Jay Harney roping at spring branding at the Goram Ranch in Copperopolis, California.

 


© 2011, Heather Hafleigh, www.heatherhafleigh.com; reproduction without permission prohibited

"Punta," in the escaramuza competition of the charreada.



© 2011, Heather Hafleigh, www.heatherhafleigh.com; reproduction without permission prohibited
"Mangana" in the charreada competition in Sunol, California.
 


© 2011, Heather Hafleigh, www.heatherhafleigh.com; reproduction without permission prohibited
Heather Halfleigh and Monte

From her biography at www.heatherhafleigh.com, where there are additional images, notecards, and more:

....Since 1972 she has exhibited widely, including the Museum of Northern Arizona, Northeastern Nevada Museum, Oakland Airport, Skyharbor International Airport in Phoenix, and the “Trappings of the American West” exhibit in Flagstaff. Her exhibit “Viva La Charreria Mexicana,” which documents equestrian skills and fancy roping, has toured many museums in California.

Heather’s work is in the permanent collections of the Autry National Center in Los Angeles, Oakland Museum of California, and The Western Folklife Center in Nevada.

Selected magazine publications include
Cowboy, Cowboys & Indians, Equus, Range and Living Cowboy Ethics (now The Cowboy Way). In 2000, News from Native California published “Indian Vaqueros of California,” a fifteen-page article written and photographed by Heather.

Among the books containing Heather’s photos are
California Cowboy Inventions by Ernie Morris, Spirit (Cowboys, Horses, Earth & Sky) by C.J. Hadley, True Horsemanship Through Feel by Bill Dorrance & Leslie Desmond, and True Unity by Tom Dorrance, (French edition). Her work was also included in the film Tapadero, by J & S Productions.

Heather grew up in Arizona where her dad, a fine horseman and polo player, put her on a horse at age four. She has continued to ride all her life, including photographing from horseback in Scotland, Kenya and Argentina.

After riding the trails together for 17 years, her little Buckskin quarter horse named Monte went to his reward in October, 2010.

A photograph by Heather Hafleigh appears in the new Ian Tyson biography, The Long Trail. She has attended the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering for the past 25 years.

 

Find more about Heather Hafleigh and her work at www.heatherhafleigh.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.


   

        

       

     

       

     

     

     

    

     

   

     

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  


 

Tell us your stories!  If you have a photo to share, email us.

See an index of all past photos here.

 

 

 

 

www.cowboypoetry.com

 

HOME

 What's New | Poems | Search

 Features | Events  

The BAR-D Roundup | Cowboy Poetry Week

Poetry Submissions 

Subscribe | Newsletter | Contact Us

  Join Us!

 

Authors retain copyright to their work; obtain an author's
permission before using a poem in any form.

 

CowboyPoetry.com is a project of the Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry, Inc., a Federal and California tax-exempt non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization.  

 

Site copyright information