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 99.

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


September 6, 2011

California poet and songwriter Jim Cardwell shares photos from a June, 2011 ride into the Bodie Hills of California and Nevada, along with Dave Stamey. Also included is a photo by Melissa Stamey. Jim Cardwell's report (which you can read in full here) begins:

Fifty rugged miles in four days, and an unforgettable four-day ride, were provided by John Summers and the Mammoth Lakes Pack Outfit from June 23rd to the 26th. Our group of about thirty folks rode from Mono Lake to Bodie California, through Aurora, Nevada, dessert mountain peaks, and loose lava rock inclines. Dave Stamey served as guide and entertainer for the Outfit. At first I was amused by Dave’s composed opinion, “It’s no fun taking the roads.” By day four, he won me over.


Dave Stamey


Bodie


Bodie's Richest Mine
 


Along the Trail
 


photo by Melissa Stamey

 

Find Jim's complete report and additional photos here.

Find more about Jim Cardwell and some of his poetry and lyrics here.
 

 

August 29, 2011

Kent Brooksby shares a vintage family photo. He is the grandson of Foote Hamblin, who is included in the previous Picture the West entry from Evan Hamblin, who is also Kent Brooksby's uncle. Kent tells:

This picture was taken in the early 1900s just west of Fredonia, Arizona (on the "Arizona Strip"). The man on the left is William James Brooksby, who emigrated to the US from Australia. The others are his sons Will, Alfred, Joe, John (my grandfather), Albin, and Wilford.

 

Kent Brooksby's father is J. Carl Brooksby, whose poetry appears here at CowboyPoetry.com.

 

Kent Brooksby is from Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona

 


   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.


August 15, 2011

With thanks to Andy Nelson, Evan Hamblin shared some vintage film photos from Kanab, Utah. Evan Hamblin's grandfather, father, and uncles were in charge of many of the movie horses, sights, extras, and more in the early Western film industry in Kanab.

The Western Legends Roundup (August 18-21, 2011) takes place in Kanab, where there is a Little Hollywood Walk of Fame celebrating the area's movie history. The Western Legends Roundup includes cowboy poetry and music and more. The National Cowboy Poetry Rodeo also takes place in conjunction with the event.

Evan Hamblin, whose captions are included with the photos, told us:

My dad was a wrangler for the movie companies, starting in the early 1920s. He also had some bit parts and did some stunt work for them. Up until my dad died there was never a Christmas that he didn't get a card from Ben Johnson.


The year was 1939. Dad found the Mustang mare dead in a barbed wire fence and brought the colt to me. I was 3 or 4 years old and he brought the colt to me before it starved to death. He turned out to be a pretty good horse. He turned gray and I called him "Soapsuds." The car in the background was my brother's Model T. Dad took the rumble seat out and put the colt in it to bring him to town.
 

Foote Hamblin, three movie fellers, and Fay Hamblin



Hoyt Chamberlain, "Wild Bill" Elliott, and Foote Hamblin riding Ole May) and a supporting cast of Kanabites.

 

Evan Hamblin also shared a vintage news article about LeGrand "Huck" Hamblin, who was a chauffeur to the stars (the photo above is from the article). It tells that back when the town was known as "Little Hollywood," that "...More than 70 movies and television series, from 'My Friend Flicka" to 'Drums Along the Mohawk" and 'The Tomahawk Trail' were filmed in the area and it was Huck's job to see that hotshots like Frank Sinatra, Clark Gable, and Claudette Colbert were driven [..] to the movie sets in fashion."

Huck Hamblin is quoted, "But I was never impressed by all the hoopla of Hollywood, and neither was anyone else in Kanab in those days. One person was the same as another to us. We never made goo-goo eyes or created a fuss."


Find more about "Little Hollywood" at the Kane County web site. Find a list over 100 movies filmed in Kanab, from the 1924 Deadwood Coach to the 2001 Planet of the Apes, in a pdf file here. The Parry Lodge, where many rooms are named for actors—and where the National Cowboy Poetry Rodeo takes place—has movie information at its web site here.  Also see Jeri Dobrowski's article, "Kanab, Utah's Love Affair with Western Movies," in the Spring, 2010 issue of Persimmon Hill from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.


Evan Hamblin lives in Phoenix and attends the
 Western Legends Roundup in Kanab each summer.

 


   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.


 

 

 

 


   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.


See an index of all past photos here.

Find the current photo 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