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This is Page 96.

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


 

May 16, 2011


 

North Dakota rancher, writer, poet and senior rodeo champion Rodney Nelson shared photos of his longhorns.

He wrote, "This is our most worthless cow. The colorful calves are worth way less than the solid colored ones. We keep her because we like looking at her."

 

 

 

Rodney Nelson has contributed other interesting photos to Picture the West:

  North Dakota threshing crew, from the early 1900s

  Sims, North Dakota, New Year's Day, 2011

  photos from rodeo life

  photos from the ranch
 


photo by Jeri L. Dobrowski

Read more about Rodney Nelson and 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.


 

May 9, 2011

 


Nevada cowboy, horse wrangler, packer, poet, reciter, and emcee Larry Maurice shares two photos that were a part of a program in which he participated at the Nevada Museum of Art. He offers captions:

Just another simple sunset at our 2 Cent Ranch, Palomino Valley, Nevada:

A "take a deep seat and a far away look," riding the John Wayne, John Ford trails in Monument Valley, Arizona:



 

Find more about Larry Maurice here and visit his web site, www.larrymaurice.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.


May 2, 2011

Totsie Slover, host of popular Real West from the Old West weekly radio show, shared some family photographs. She told us:

I was born in Douglas, Arizona, but my parents were ranching in the New Mexico bootheel just across the mountains and state line. Our ranch was just a few miles east of Arizona and a few miles north of Mexico.


On a prop house at age 9 months at Marlin’s Saddlery in Douglas, Arizona

 

When I was a year old my dad and grandfather branded a heifer calf with my own brand, ZT.


Branding my very first heifer calf.



My very own branding iron. Registered in my name when I was a year old.


Of course I had the best of all worlds, they supplied the ranch, the feed, the bulls and the work… I just got the money from steer calves and kept the heifers to grow the herd. It was great!


Helpin’ out with branding at the KW Ranch



Here I am on Dandy. When I got him I was 3, he was 2. My kids rode him too!



Back home…at the KW Ranch in the New Mexico bootheel. My dad and me.
 

During my growing up years the family (of 3) also attended monthly dances at the American Legion Hall in Animas listening to great western music. The local bands, Pug Scott and the Arizona Wranglers and Forrest Delk and The Gully Jumpers and The New Mexico Playboys kept us entertained.

 


photograph by Lori Faith Merritt, www.photographybyfaith.com

Find more about Totsie Slover's Real West from the Old West radio show in our feature here.

Visit her web site/blog:  realwestoldwest.wordpress.com

Listen to the show:  demingradio.com

You can email Totsie Slover:  totsieslover@yahoo.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.


 

April 25, 2011

 

South Dakota poet and ranch wife Yvonne Hollenbeck shared this Easter Day photograph from the early 1900s:

She told us:

This was Easter Sunday, years ago at St. Ann's Catholic Church, a country church near Gooby, a General Store and Post Office no longer in existence, in Southern Tripp County, South Dakota.

Yvonne collected the photo from an area resident while working on a book for her town's centennial. Her own town, the closest to the Hollenbeck ranch, is Clearfield, with a current population of 1.

There are some additional photos at a genealogy site here [no longer available in 2013], where it tells about merchant Gooby and his wife, the postmistress. A 2006 obituary here for their daughter, 105-year-old Lily Victoria Gooby, who was also a poet, tells:

Lilly Victoria Gooby was born December 31, 1900 in Carthage, SD. Her parents were Della (Rodd) and William Gooby. They operated a general merchandise store in Carthage. In 1909 the family moved to Tripp County and established a homestead and store at Gooby, SD. Her mother was the postmistress and mail was delivered by Gooby. The area is now referred to as Keyapaha.

A St. Ann's church exists on the site today. An article here [no longer available in 2013] tells that the original church was completely destroyed by a tornado in June, 1930. The church was rebuilt by October of the same year.

Yvonne Hollenbeck has contributed other interesting photos to "Picture the West," including:

  A family member's invention

  South Dakota then-and-now photos

  A 2009 blizzard

  What "bail out" means on a ranch

  A vintage family photo of Hollenbeck Livery

  Early photos of acclaimed writers Billie Snyder Thornburg, her sister Nellie Snyder Yost, and their family's ranch

  A tintype of her great grandfather, Ben Arnold

  Photos of another fierce winter storm


Read more about Yvonne Hollenbeck, including some of her poetry in our feature 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.


   

        

       

     

       

     

     

     

    

     

   

     

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  


 

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