Charles Cutler Esplin, Cedar City, Utah: an interview by Fred Esplin [October 21, 2005, and April 14-16, 2006]

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Title Charles Cutler Esplin, Cedar City, Utah: an interview by Fred Esplin [October 21, 2005, and April 14-16, 2006]
Alternative Title No.557 Charles Cutler Esplin
Creator Esplin, Charles Cutler, 1918-
Contributor Cooley, Everett L.; University of Utah. American West Center; Esplin, Fred
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2005-10-21; 2006-04-14; 2006-04-15; 2006-04-16
Collection Number and Name ACCN 0814 Everett L. Cooley Oral History Project
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Date Digital 2014-06-11
Spatial Coverage Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States,
Subject Esplin, Charles Cutler, 1918- --Interviews; Sheepherding--Nevada--History; Sheep ranchers--Nevada--Biography
Description Transcript (14, 48 pages) of interviews by Fred Esplin with his father, Charles Cutler Esplin, at Bunkerville, Nevada, on October 21, 2005, and April 14-16, 2006]
Abstract Charles Esplin (b. 1918) recalls herding sheep in the 1930s near Bunkerville, Nevada, on the Arizona Strip. He talks about the life (and sometimes death) of sheep herders, BLM permits, the canyons and general terrain, weather challenges, and the habits of sheep and cattle. The sheep were sheared in April, then were returned to North Fork for lambing in early May. He discusses counting the sheep by using markers (black sheep), and describes his daily routine, the use of dogs, the threat of coyotes, and the isolation. Details are given on the docking and shearing of lambs, the death of Jonathan Heaton, and the modernization from horses to pickups, and from pioneer trails to paved roads. Branding is also discussed. Interviewer: Fred Esplin
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Scanning Technician Matt Wilkinson
Conversion Specifications Original scanned with Kirtas 2400 and saved as 400 ppi uncompressed TIFF. PDF generated by Adobe Acrobat Pro X for CONTENTdm display
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Topic Sheepherding; Sheep ranchers
Setname uum_elc
ID 800099
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