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    • Folklore teaching unit, 1985

    • Folklore teaching unit by Mary K. Spencer from Spring 1985 includes autobiographical sketch, cover essay and background, objective, and folklore curriculum which mentions the "Bear Lake monster" in "What people SAY", day 2, local lore.
    • Folklore--Utah; Education;
    • The Legend of the Bear Lake Monster book

    • A book detailing the legend of the Bear Lake monster including a history of the legend, sightings, and possible explanations. In addition, creative stories about the creature are found near the end of the book.
    • Legends--Utah; Folklore--Utah; Bear Lake Monster--Legends;
    • Stone house, Mendo, Utah, 1970

    • Single-story, T-shaped stone house with a children's swing set in the yard. For Austin Fife's comments about this and other houses, see Folk Coll 4, FAC Ser. I, Vol. 10.5, no. 899 in the Fife Folklore Archives. Shadow in image has been lightened.
    • Architecture, Domestic -- Pictorial works; Stone houses -- Pictorial works; Swings -- Pictorial works
    • Bart Argyle interview

    • Mr. Bart Argyle discusses his current occupation of raising sheep and cattle. He talks about growing up ranching, and his family history in the area, as well as with ranching. Interviewed by Randy Williams on January 10, 2012 at the Argyle home in...
    • Argyle, Bart--Interviews; Sheepherding; Sheep ranchers; Cattle ranching; Migrant labor; Argyle, Arthur; Argyle, Ralph; Peru;
    • Garth and Maydene Baxter interview

    • Mr. Garth Baxter talks about his career in the Forest Service, then later as ranching on his family’s land. He discusses his family history in the Cache Valley, as well as his family history in ranching. Mrs. Maydene Baxter talks about her...
    • Baxter, Garth--Interviews; Baxter, Maydene--Interviews; Cattle ranching; United States. Forest Service; Teton National Forest (Wyo.); Humboldt National Forest (Nev.); Bridger National Forest (Wyo.); Challis National Forest (Idaho); Range...
    • Betty Bear and Paula Bear Wright interview

    • Betty Bear, and her daughter Paula Bear Wright, speak about their experiences ranching in Elko County. They also talk about their acquisition of Capriola’s store, saddle making, leather working and other details. Interviewed by Randy Williams and...
    • Bear, Betty--Interview; Wright Bear, Paul--Interview; Bear, Paul; Sheepherding; Sheep ranchers; Cattle ranchers; Saddlery; Leatherwork;
    • Billy Maupin interview

    • Mr. Maupin talks about his background working on ranches, including a career of being a ranch manager and a cow boss. He also talks about his post-ranching occupations of bronc saddle building and being a brand inspector. [Mr. Maupin received the...
    • Billy, Maupin--Interviews; Ranch managers; Cattle ranching; Saddlery; Rodeos; Pasture, Right of; Sheepherding; Migrant labor; Peru; Sheep--Predators of--Control; Cattle--Predators of--Control; Cattle—Breeding; Beef cattle--Cow-calf system;...
    • Sam and Tawni Blanthorn interview

    • Sam and Tawni Blanthorn talk about their experiences together, running a ranch as husband and wife. They also talk about past personal, individual ranching experiences. Interviewed by Elaine Thatcher and Lisa Duskin-Goede on November 8, 2010 in the...
    • Blanthorn, Sam--Interviews; Blanthorn, Tawni Jo--Interviews; Ranching; Beef cattle; Ranch managers; Ranchers; Cattle; Calves; Beef cattle—Cow-calf system;
    • Steve and Robin Boies interview

    • Steve and Robin Boies talk about their ranching upbringing, the ownership and history of their ranch, and raising a family in Elko County. They also talk about their collaborative land management group, their philosophy on land management, and the...
    • Boies, Steve--Interviews; Boies, Robin--Interviews; Ranching; Range management; Hay; Alfalfa; Cattle ranching; Ranching--Water-supply; Water in agriculture;
    • Jay and Holly Carter Interview

    • Husband Jay Carter and wife Holly talk about raising their family on their ranch in Park Valley and the unique education they received; discussed grazing rights, branding, moving cattle to summer range, watershares, draft horses, breaking horses;...
    • Carter, Jay--Interviews; Carter-Spackman, Holly--Interviews; Raching; Cattle herding; Cattle—Marking; Horses—Training; Pasture, Right of; Shivaree; Livestock brands;
    • Chris Chambers Interview

    • Mr. Chris Chambers is a brand inspector, and he discusses his duties as such, as well as briefly speaking about branding and livestock laws in Utah. Interviewed by Randy Williams on December 12, 2011 at the Chambers residence in Smithfield, Utah....
    • Chambers, Chris--Interviews; Dairy farming; Dairy farms; Cattle ranching; Livestock brands; Cattle stealing;
    • Susan Glaser Church interview

    • Susan Glaser Church talks about growing up on a ranch, leaving the area and then coming back to her family ranch once she was grown, married and had her own family. She talks about ranching today in Nevada with her family in a family corporation....
    • Church, Susan Glaser--Interviews; Cattle ranching; Ranching; Pasture, Right of; Beef cattle—Cow-calf system; Farm equipment;
    • Pete Cornia interview

    • Mr. Pete Cornia talks about his family history, and his experience growing up on a ranch, and then operating a ranch as an adult. He discusses his views on ranching, education, farming, as well as various other topics. Interviewed by Bob Parson on...
    • Cornia, Pete--Interviews; Cattle ranching; Haying equipment; Hay—Harvesting—Equipment and supplies; Farm equipment; Pasture, Right of; Beef cattle—Cow-calf system;
    • Diane Tanner interview

    • Mrs. Tanner talks about moving to Grouse Creek as an outsider (when she married), about being a ranching wife, life in such a rural area and the families business ventures, including a dude ranch. Interviewed by Randy Williams on November 8, 2010...
    • Country life; Ranching; Cattle ranching; Dude ranches; Teaching; Gymkhanas (Horsemanship); Rural schools; Education, Rural; Saddlery; Leatherwork; Rural families; Rodeo; 4-H Youth Development Program (U.S.); Future Farmers of America;
    • Beulah Walther Dalley interview

    • Mrs. Dalley talks about her life growing up on a ranch in Nevada. She speaks about the different duties and chores they all had to contribute, life with 12 siblings, housing the teacher for the area and more details of ranch life in the early...
    • Dalley, Beulah Walther--Interviews; Dairy farming; Chores--Agricultural; Sheepherding; Poultry farms; Sheep ranches; Dairy farms; Livestock farms; 4-H clubs;
    • Jay Dalton interview

    • Jay Dalton talks about ranching on the Dalton Ranch; his current roles in handling yearling operation and the feedlot on the ranch; as well as his musical endeavors. Interviewed by Randy Williams on October 30, 2010 at the Western Folklife Center...
    • Dalton, Jay--Interviews; Pasture, Right of; Cattle ranching, Beef cattle--Cow-calf system; Feedlots; Hay—Harvesting—Equipment and supplies;
    • Peter Ellison interview

    • Mr. Ellison talks about his experiences ranching on the Ellison family ranch as a young boy during the summer. He talks about his family history, the history of the Ellison Ranching Company, and his past and current roles in the ranching company as...
    • Ellison, Peter--Interviews; Cattle ranching; Haying equipment; Hay—Harvesting—Equipment and supplies; Farm equipment; Pasture, Right of; Livestock brands; Animal marking; Ranchers; Ranch managers; Dude ranches; Beef cattle--Cow-calf system;...
    • Folksong & Music

    • This segment in on folksong and music and includes an example of "Blue Mountain," sung by Loyal Bailey and "Rolling Home," sung by Barre Toelken. The Fife Folklore Archives is home to a smorgasbord of folksong and music, in fact the original...
    • Folk songs; Documentation; Folk music
    • Barre Toelken Folksong Lecture, part 1

    • Following up on our last segment on folksong and music, we bring you a three-part lecture by Barre Toelken on the same topic. The lecture was delivered at the 1999 Fife Folklore Conference.
    • Folk songs; Folk music
    • Barre Toelken Folksong Lecture, part 3

    • Our third and final installment on the fascinating lecture on folksong and music by folklorist Barre Toelken. The lecture was delivered at the 1999 Fife Folklore Conference.
    • Folk songs; Folk music
    • Barre Toelken Folksong Lecture, part 2

    • Our second installment on the fascinating lecture on folksong and music by renowned folklorist Barre Toelken on the same topic. The lecture was delivered at the 1999 Fife Folklore Conference.
    • Folk songs; Folk music
    • About The Fife Folklore Archives

    • This first episode is an introduction to the Fife Folklore Archives, one of the largest folklore repositories in the United States. The episode includes information on the history of the Archives, including an example of Austin and Alta Fife, for...
    • Folklore; Oral History; Espinoza, Alicia; Fife, Austin; Fife, Alta; Folklore archives -- Cache Valley (Utah and Idaho)
    • Blair Francis interview

    • Mr. Blair Francis talks about his family genealogy and history in the Morgan and Rich counties of Utah. He also talks about the history of ranching in the area, as well as his own involvement in ranching throughout his lifetime. Interviewed by...
    • Francis, Blair--Interviews; Francis, Blair--Genealogy; Ranching; Pasture, Rights of; Cattle rancing; Hay--Harvesting--equipment and supplies;
    • Norman F. Warren interview

    • Norman Warren gives his family history, including his family ties and working experience on the Ogilvie Ranches in Lee and Lamoille, Nevada. He talks about his career working around the world in the mining industry. Interviewed by Cliff Gardner on...
    • Gardner, Cliff--Interviews; Ranching, Ranchers; World War, 1939-1945--Veterans; Genealogy; Hunting; Cattle ranching; Miners; Kennecott Corporation; Mineral industries; Mine management; Mines and mineral resources;
    • Marianne Glaser interview

    • Marianne talks about her childhood, growing up in the Depression in various places around the country, and then spending most of her childhood on a ranch with her grandparents. She talks about going to college in Reno, teaching school in Carlin,...
    • Glaser, Marianne--Interviews; University of Nevada, Reno; Depressions—1929; Ranching;
    • Irv and Joanne Glenn interview

    • Mr. Glenn talks about his childhood and experiences growing up on a ranch in northern Utah and southern Idaho. He talks about his career as a farrier and horse trainer as an adult. Interviewed by Randy Williams on March 5, 2010 at the Glenn Home in...
    • Glenn, Irv--Interviews; Glenn, Joanne--Interviews; Horseshoers; Horse trainers; Horses—Training; Ranching; Cattle ranching; Feedlots; Beef cattle--Cow-calf system;
    • Shane Haviland interview

    • Mr. Haviland talks about his profession as a horse trainer – how he began, how he’s changed his business over the years, and how he currently runs his business. He also talks about his philosophy on ranching, range management, horse management....
    • Haviland, Shane--Interviews; Range management; Ranching; Horses—Training; Horse trainers; Dairy cattle; Cows--Milking; Rodeos; Horses—Breeding; Horses--Equipment and supplies;
    • Tanner Haviland interview

    • Mr. Tanner Haviland talks briefly about his background growing up on a ranch. He discusses his experience as a range rider, and talks about how he got the job, responsibilities involved, and the lifestyle in general. Interviewed by Randy Williams...
    • Haviland, Tanner--Interviews; Horses—Training; Rodeos; Calf roping; Team roping; Horses—Equipment and supplies; Pasture animals; Corrals; Cattle herding; Pasture, Rights of;
    • Craig Holmgren interview

    • Mr. Craig Holmgren speaks about being a rancher, growing up on a ranch, and raising his own family on his ranch. He also discusses some of the different struggles and benefits of ranching today. Interviewed by Randy Williams on May 12, 2011 in the...
    • Holmgren, Craig--Interviews; Hay--Harvesting--Equipment and supplies; Cattle—Feeding and feeds; Cattle ranching; Pasture, Right of; Ranching--Equipment and supplies; Pastures--Irrigation;
    • Pete and Linda Holmgren interview

    • Mr. Pete Holmgren speaks about being a rancher, growing up on a ranch, and raising his own family on his ranch. He touches on how ranching has changed from his boyhood, and now watching his grandchildren grow-up on the ranch. He talks a little...
    • Holmgren, Pete--Interviews; Holmgren, Linda--Interviews; Cattle ranching; Pasture, Right of; Hay--Harvesting--Equipment and supplies; Ranch managers; Beef cattle--Cow-calf system; Haying equipment; Range management;
    • Kent and Jenece Howard interview

    • Mr. and Mrs. Howard share their experience over the last several decades ranching in north eastern Nevada. They discuss pioneering new ranching land, Mr. Howard’s innovative allotment rotation for range health, raising a family and other life...
    • Howard, Samuel Kent--Interviews; Howard, Jennie Jeneca McElprang--Interviews; Range management; Cattle ranching; Range management; Airplanes—Equipment and supplies; Horses—Breeding; Cattle stealing; Cattle herding; Cattle—Feeding and...
    • Kent Johnson interview

    • Mr. Kent Johnson talks about growing up on a ranch on Bear Lake. He discusses how the family ranch was divided, raising his own family on a ranch, and his current ranching operation. Interviewed by Bob Parson on December 8, 2011 in Rich County,...
    • Johnson, Kent--Interviews; Bear Lake (Utah and Idaho); Ranching; Cattle ranching; Beef cattle--Cow-calf system; Pasture, Right of; Cattle--Equipment and supplies; Pastures—Irrigation; Hay--Harvesting--Equipment and supplies; Ranch managers;
    • Scott Johnson interview

    • Mr. Johnson talks about growing up in the Bear Lake area, and growing up on a ranch. He talks about issues with dividing the ranch among the family, as well as issues the family face with their property and state acquisition. Mr. Johnson talks...
    • Johnson, Scott Nebeker--Interviews; Ranching; Ranch managers; Cattle ranching; Dairy farming; Eggs—Production; Hay--Harvesting--Equipment and supplies; Farm equipment; Pastures—Irrigation; Pasture, Right of; Right of property;
    • Bill Kimber interview

    • Mr. Bill Kimber talks about his ranch property in Grouse Creek, Utah. He talks about being the fifth generation to ranch the family property and the other jobs he has worked in order to continuing ranching his own property. Interviewed by Randy...
    • Kimber, Bill--Interviews; Pasture, Right of; Beef cattle--Cow-calf system; Dairy farming; Ranching; Ranch managers; Cattle ranching; Pastures—Irrigation; Utah. Dept. of Transportation; Roads—Equipment and supplies; Roads--Maintenance and...
    • Patti Kimber interview

    • Patti Kimber talks about her experience as the contractor for the post office in Grouse Creek. She also talks about her other side business, as well as raising a family in a rural community, including sending them to Idaho to school when they got...
    • Kimber, Patti--Interviews; U.S. Postal Service; Hay--Harvesting--Equipment and supplies; Cattle ranching; Livestock brands; Postal service; Rodeos; Rural schools;
    • Burt Kunzler interview

    • Burt Kunzler, a life-long resident of Park Valley, Utah, compares cattle and sheep ranching in the area. He and his two younger brothers run the family operation together, yet divide responsibilities of overseeing the crops, cattle, and sheep. They...
    • Kunzler, Burt--Interviews; Cattle ranching; Sheepherding; Pasture, Right of; Pasture animals; Ranch Managers; Ranchers; Hay--Harvesting--Equipment and supplies; Sheep-shearing; Migrant labor; Peru; Sheep--Predators of--Control; Shivaree; Marriage...
    • Darrell and Sharon Kunzler interview

    • Mr. Darrell Kunzler talks about his life-long career in the cattle industry as well as his roles in various organizations and associations. He discusses the year-long ranching cycle, and how he has come to grow his ranch (and is now handing it down...
    • Kunzler, Darrell--Interviews; Kunzler, Sharon--Interviews; Ranch managers; Cattle ranching; Pasture, Right of; Pasture animals; Hay--Harvesting--Equipment and supplies; Feedlots; Cattle—Breeding; Beef cattle--Cow-calf system;
    • Kelly Kunzler interview

    • Mr. Kelly Kunzler is a fourth-generation rancher in Park Valley, Utah. He discusses his family sheep and cattle ranching operation, as well as his job as a Superior Auction representative. Interviewed by Brad Cole on January 26, 2011 in Park...
    • Kunzler, Kelly--Interviews; Cattle rancing; Sheepherding; Hay--Harvesting--Equipment and supplies; Migrant labor; Peru; Sheep--Predators of--Control; Cattle--Predators of--Control; Sheep dogs;
    • Elaine Larson interview

    • Elaine Larson talks about growing up on the Deseret Ranch in Rich County, Utah where her father, Peter Mower, was the ranch foreman. Interviewed by Randy Williams on June 25, 2010 at the Larson home in Plain City, Utah. The transcript is provided...
    • Larson, Elaine--Interviews; Cattle ranching; Sheepherding; Ranch manager; Hay--Harvesting--Equipment and supplies; Livestock brands; Dairy farming; Chores; Cooking (Variety meats);
    • Mike Meek interview

    • Mr. Mike Meek talks a little bit about growing up as one of eight kids on a small ranch. He discusses how he made a career as a rancher, ranching for a corporate ranch. He explains his various roles throughout his career in corporate ranching....
    • Meek, Mike; Ranching; Cattle ranching; Hay--Harvesting--Equipment and supplies; Pasture, Right of; Pasture animals; Feedlots; Beef cattle--Cow-calf system; Agricultural education;
    • Sharon Miller interview

    • Sharon talks about her family history in ranching and her adult and married life as a ranching wife. She talks about managing a ranch with her husband, raising their family on a ranch and the differences in raising beef and buffalo. Interviewed by...
    • Miller, Sharon--Interviews; Cattle ranching; Range management; Ranching; Ranchers; Bison farming; Hay--Harvesting--Equipment and supplies; Pasture, Right of; Pasture animals; Cattle--Predators of--Control;
    • Bryan Morris interview

    • Mr. Bryan Morris talks about growing up in Park Valley, Utah, on a ranch and about his current family cattle ranching operation in Park Valley, Utah. Interviewed by Brad Cole on January 26, 2011 in Park Valley, Utah. The transcript is provided in...
    • Morris, Bryan--Interviews; Cattle ranching; Range management; Ranchers; Ranch Managers; Dairy farming; Hay--Harvesting--Equipment and supplies; Sheepherding; Cattle dogs; Livestock brands; Pasture, Right of; Pastures—Irrigation;

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