Bartow Library Program: Ranching and Saddle Making

Date: June 20, 1983

Source: S1576 , Container 11 , C83-119, C83-120

Type: Sound

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  • Two audio cassettes. Presentation at the Bartow Public Library, in connection with the Pursuits and Pastimes exhibit, on Florida ranching. Folklorist Dyen began with a history of Florida cattle ranching, including fence laws, cowboy music (including songs by Bob Tinsley), stories (including recording of Bone Mizell story by Frog Smith), brands, and tools used. Cauley, a saddle maker, talks about saddles and their construction. He discusses tools and materials used, types and uses of saddles, as well as the life of a cowman, the use of dogs, and the clothing and tools used in the profession.

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