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Family Bible

Family Bible

Source: Stewart, Leslie and Marie Christian Workers Holy Bible; includes four-generation family record of the Stock/Stewart family in Paradise Valley Maker: John Winston; Philadelphia, PA; ca. 1905

Farm Journal, 1906

Farm Journal, 1906

Source: Boggio, Joe and Geraldine Popular magazine that found its way to the ranching frontier Maker: Wilmer Atkinson Company, Philadelphia, Pa. ca. 1906

The Ladies' World, ca. 1907

The Ladies' World, ca. 1907

Source: Boggio, Joe and Geraldine Popular magazine that found its way to the ranching frontier Maker: S.H. Moore Company, New York N.Y. 1907

Bottles

Bottles

Two-mold glass bottles, ca. 1910 Source: Boggio, Joe and Geraldine

Brown Oval Bottle

Brown Oval Bottle

Source: Boggio, Joe and Geraldine Two-mold glass bottles, glass stopper with cork, ca. 1910 Maker: Roth & Co., San Francisco, California

Reverse P's Sheep Stamp

Reverse P's Sheep Stamp

Source: Boggio, Joe and Geraldine Iron stamp used by Gill Predia (ca. 1915), later used by the Siard Operation, for stamping the shorn backs of sheep with paint

Thermometer

Thermometer

Source: Boggio, Joe and Geraldine Displayed over door of bunkhouse in 1980 Smithsonian Exhibition, made ca. 1920 Maker: Taylor, Rochester, N.Y.

Cuffs

Cuffs

Commercially made ca. 1920 from leather and brass; used to protect shirt and wrists and for display Source: Miller, Alvin

Hair Chaps

Hair Chaps

Source: Miller, Alvin Angora goat hide chaps, ca. 1920 Maker: Capriola, J.M., Elko, Nevada

Sample Quilt

Sample Quilt

Source: Boggio, Joe and Geraldine Quilt made by Viola or Frances Case from samples of men's suiting that their father, J.B. Case, sold at his mercantile store in Paradise Valley; ca. 1920

Hair Chaps

Hair Chaps

Source: Miller, Alvin Angora goat hide chaps, ca. 1920 Maker: Capriola, J.M., Elko, Nevada

Egg Beater

Egg Beater

Source: Boggio, Joe and Geraldine Factory-made, ca. 1923; considered a symbol of progress and modernization in the ranch kitchen

Horse Castrator

Horse Castrator

Source: Boggio, Joe and Geraldine Device held the sperm ducts while the testes were cut free, made of leather and oak, ca. 1925

Earthenware Saucer

Earthenware Saucer

Source: Stewart, Leslie and Marie Commerical glazed earthenware, marked "Buffalo China," ca. 1930

Quilted Coverlet

Quilted Coverlet

Source: Stewart, Leslie and Marie Double wedding ring pattern, made by Catherine Stewart from pieced cotton scraps found on the Ninety Six Ranch, ca. 1930 Maker: Stewart, Catherine

H Sheep Iron

H Sheep Iron

Source: Boggio, Joe and Geraldine Iron stamp used to brand the owner's mark onto the jaw or horn of sheep, ca. 1930

Macardy

Macardy

Source: Boggio, Joe and Geraldine Twisted horsehair hair rope locally called a "macardy," from the Mexican-Spanish mecate, for maguey-fiber rope, Nevada State Prison, ca. 1930

7 U P Iron

7 U P Iron

Source: Boggio, Joe and Geraldine Brand first recorded by J.P. Byrnes of Paradise Valley in 1902, then in 1916 by Gideon Forgnone and Steve Boggio; this iron made by local Paradise Valley blacksmith in ca. 1930... More

Shepherd's Crook

Shepherd's Crook

Source: Pedroli, Pete Used to catch sheep by the rear leg and to prod them, made of iron, ca. 1930

Coffee Can

Coffee Can

2 1/2 lb., tinned zinc can marked "Folger's Golden Gate/Steel Cut Coffee" for regional appeal, ca. 1930 Maker: Folger's, ca. 1930

Stock Saddle

Stock Saddle

Source: Miller, Alvin Made ca. 1930; many Nevada buckaroos preferred this saddle's features: one centrally placed cinch (center-fired, single-rigged) and an unswelled pommel (slick fork) with bucking rolls Make... More

H Sheep Stamp

H Sheep Stamp

Source: Boggio, Joe and Geraldine Pine stamp used by James R. Harvey Co. of Paradise Valley (ca. 1930), for stamping the shorn backs of sheep with paint

Hay Hooks

Hay Hooks

Source: Pedroli, Pete Used to handle bulky bales of hay, ca. 1930

Quirt

Quirt

Source: Miller, Alvin Maker: Visalia Stock Saddle Company, California Riding crop ordered from noted California saddlery firm, ca. 1935

J B Iron

J B Iron

Source: Boggio, Joe and Geraldine Maker: Seymour Riley, Paradise Valley, Nevada Brand recorded by James Byrnes of Winnemucca in 1874; similar brand used by Harvey and then Joe Boggio; this iron made ca. 1935 by... More

Two-Piece Suit

Two-Piece Suit

Ready-made suit made of striped worsted, available through mail order catalog and local stores, ca. 1935 Source: Pedroli, Pete

Cowboy Boots

Cowboy Boots

Source: Boggio, Joe and Geraldine Dress shoes belonging to lender's father, Steve Boggio, ca. 1935; note the stitching on the square toe and the undercut heels

Low Laced Thong Stool

Low Laced Thong Stool

Made by an itinerant Mexican vaquero (buckaroo) on a Paradise Valley ranch ca. 1935; it differs from stools made by Anglo buckaroos in its concave seat of laced thongs and its short, chamfered legs Maker: Garci... More

Hair Chaps

Hair Chaps

Also called "woolies," made of angora goat hide, ca. 1935; later hair chaps began to be replaced by hairless, wider "batwing" and "chinks" type chaps Source: Cassinelli, Bob

Italian Sweater

Italian Sweater

Source: Boggio, Joe and Geraldine Knit by Joe Boggio's aunt, Silvia Forgnone, in his hometown of Passo Breve, Italy, as a gift for him, ca. 1938 Maker: Forgnone, Silvia; Passobreve, Italy

Cast-Iron Stew Pot

Cast-Iron Stew Pot

ca. 1940 Source: Pedroli, Pete

Tea Service

Tea Service

Source: Boggio, Joe and Geraldine Commercial pressed-glass products, ca. 1940

Enameled Pan

Enameled Pan

Gray ironware cooking utensils have been common on ranches since the 1880s, this pan made ca. 1940

Bunkhouse Side Chair

Bunkhouse Side Chair

Source: Stewart, Leslie and Marie Made ca. 1940 for the Bradshaw line camp cabin, the plank construction of this chair is a modern, western variation of a traditional European type

Medicinal Containers

Medicinal Containers

Source: Stewart, Leslie and Marie Vicks Vaporub and Mitchell Essence Ginger (decongestants); powdered alum box (gargle and douche); Ourine box (sore ears); Mitchell Essence ginger bottle; Vaseline jelly (lubric... More

Bunkhouse Wood Box

Bunkhouse Wood Box

Source: Stewart, Leslie and Marie Made of wood and reinforced with tin, ca. 1940, this container was large enough to hold cooking and heating wood for a week

Awl

Awl

Source: Pedroli, Pete Handmade tool, made ca. 1940

Leather-Work Needles

Leather-Work Needles

Source: Stewart, Leslie and Marie Used to work rawhide into braiding, also known as marlinspikes, ca. 1940

Gloves

Gloves

Source: Boggio, Joe and Geraldine Tanned deerhide, made by Paiute Indian ranch hand, Harvey Cracker, on the Boggio's Sperry Ranch, ca. 1940 Maker: Cracker, Harvey

Coal and Wood Burning Stove

Coal and Wood Burning Stove

Source: Pedroli, Pete Served for cooking and heating in the bunkhouse; made ca. 1940 Maker: C. Stove & Range Co./Sheffield, Ala.

Razor Strop

Razor Strop

Source: Pedroli, Pete Referred to as an "Arabian Shell Winchester" strop and used to sharpen straight-edge razors, made ca. 1940 Maker: Winchester

Shotgun Chaps

Shotgun Chaps

Source: Miller, Fred This narrow type of chaps was made ca. 1945 and used by Miller's father; note the set-in pockets Maker: Walt Goldsmith Saddlers, San Francisco, California

High Stool

High Stool

Source: Fischer, Walter and Irene Made by buckaroo ca. 1945; note the splayed legs and deep skirts under the seat with rounded corners Maker: Heller, Wayne "Lupey"

Bucking Rolls

Bucking Rolls

Source: Stewart, Leslie and Marie Used to hold rider's legs in place, this pair is a factory product from ca. 1950

Pack Cover

Pack Cover

Source: Stewart, Leslie and Marie Made of canvas with ten metal eyes for tie-down ropes, ca. 1950

Utensil Box

Utensil Box

Source: Stewart, Leslie and Marie Made of pine, handmade on the Stewart ranch, ca. 1950

Enamelware Plates

Enamelware Plates

Source: Stewart, Leslie and Marie Grey and white enameled ironware, left plate marked "K.E.R. Sweden, 24 cms," ca. 1950; common on Nevada ranches

Kerosene Lantern

Kerosene Lantern

Source: Pedroli, Pete ca. 1950, common in ranch houses and bunkhouses, even after electricity was available Maker: Paull's

Butcher Knife

Butcher Knife

Source: Stewart, Leslie and Marie Handle marked with 96 brand, made of wood, steel, and brass, factory-made ca. 1950

Hobbles

Hobbles

Source: Pedroli, Pete Fastened to front legs of an animal likely to wander off on the range, commercially-made ca. 1950

Muffler

Muffler

Source: Pedroli, Pete Commercially-made wool plaid scarf, ca. 1950

Miller and Tietjen Catalogue

Miller and Tietjen Catalogue

"Catalogue No. 6," source of supply and design for Leonard Faupel's handmade bits and spurs; ca. 1950 Source: Faupel, Marguerite and Wesley Maker: Miller and Tietjen, Reno, Nevada

Stirring Paddle

Stirring Paddle

Source: Boggio, Joe and Geraldine Factory-made, oak, ca. 1950

Spurs with 10-Point Rowel

Spurs with 10-Point Rowel

Source: Miller, Alvin Steel and silver spurs marked with initials "LPM" of original owner and "Rocking Chair" Iron of the Gerhard Miller Ranch; ca. 1950 Maker: Miller and Tietjen, San Francisco, California

Fry Pan

Fry Pan

Source: Pedroli, Pete Cast iron, marked "5X," factory-made ca. 1950

Coffee Pot

Coffee Pot

Source: Stewart, Leslie and Marie Thread spool finial, rolled aluminum, makes twelve cups, ca. 1950

Overshoe Liners

Overshoe Liners

Source: Pedroli, Pete These sheepskin inner shoes were said to be locally made ca. 1950

Leather-Trimming Gauges

Leather-Trimming Gauges

Source: Stewart, Leslie and Marie With a pocket knife inserted into the tinned notch, these blocks are used to trim irregular strips of rawhide into even-width, beveled thongs for braided lariats, hackamores, a... More

Saddle Blanket

Saddle Blanket

Source: Stewart, Leslie and Marie Machine woven in ca. 1950, the blanket is placed under the saddle to cushion the horse's withers and haunches and to soak up sweat

Bunkhouse Kitchen Table

Bunkhouse Kitchen Table

Source: Stewart, Leslie and Marie This pine table was used in the Bradshaw cabin since ca. 1950 and is marked with brands from the "96," it follows a traditional pattern of canted corners covered with oilcloth,... More

Neckstrap with Bell

Neckstrap with Bell

Source: Pedroli, Pete Hung on a trained "bell" mule or mare with the chain end linked to a rope for securing an animal, machine-made ca. 1950

Lead Line and Halter

Lead Line and Halter

Source: Stewart, Leslie and Marie For pack animals, made of leather, metal, and cotton, machine-made, ca. 1950

Sauce Pan

Sauce Pan

Source: Pedroli, Pete Aluminum, marked "Wear Ever" ca. 1950

Stock Saddle

Stock Saddle

Source: Stewart, Leslie and Marie Probably made in Wyoming ca. 1950, this typical ranch saddle displays a swelled pommel, and has leather coverings, rosettes, and iron D rings to hold the single cotton cinch; t... More

Pack Saddle Pad

Pack Saddle Pad

Source: Stewart, Leslie and Marie Canvas, stitched to a horsehair pad to made a protective blanket to use under a heavy pack saddle, ca. 1950

Rasp

Rasp

Source: Stewart, Leslie and Marie Used to smooth the hoof before nailing on the shoe, ca. 1950

Corkscrew

Corkscrew

Source: Boggio, Joe and Geraldine Manufactured ca. 1950

Alligator Pliers

Alligator Pliers

Source: Stewart, Leslie and Marie Alligator pliers used to clinch off nails in hoof; hoof parer used to pull off shoes and trim hooves, ca. 1950

Fry Pan

Fry Pan

Source: Pedroli, Pete Hollow handle helps prevent burned hands, made of rolled tin, ca. 1950 Maker: Acme N.Y. Stamping Co., Brooklyn, N.Y.

Hoof Parers

Hoof Parers

Source: Stewart, Leslie and Marie Used to pull off shoes and trim hooves, ca. 1950

Salt-Shaker

Salt-Shaker

Source: Boggio, Joe and Geraldine Molded glass, celluloid lid, ca. 1955 Maker: MacDonald & Gehm, New York, N.Y.

Black "Slicker"

Black "Slicker"

Source: Pedroli, Pete Rubberized cloth, ca. 1955

Blue Jeans

Blue Jeans

Source: Pedroli, Pete Cotton denim with copper buttons, ca. 1957 Maker: Blue Bell Wrangler

Curry Comb and Brush

Curry Comb and Brush

Source: Stewart, Leslie and Marie For grooming a horse's coat, commercially-made ca. 1960

Sweater

Sweater

Source: Pedroli, Pete Button-front, navy-blue "Sportswear," ca. 1960

Lash Cinch with Rope

Lash Cinch with Rope

Source: Stewart, Leslie and Marie Goes over top of the pack load, factory made, ca. 1960

Spurs with Small Rowel

Spurs with Small Rowel

English-type hunting spur used by some buckaroos; this example has a brass rowel stamped "ROY," made ca. 1960

Black Hat

Black Hat

Source: Pedroli, Pete Made of felt with narrow buckled belt around crown, ca. 1960

Hay Hooks

Hay Hooks

Source: Pedroli, Pete Used to handle bulky bales of hay, ca. 1960

Anvil

Anvil

Source: Stewart, Leslie and Marie Made from iron railroad rail, ca. 1960

Pack Saddle with Full Rigging

Pack Saddle with Full Rigging

Source: Stewart, Leslie and Marie Even after pickup trucks changed life in the 1950s, pack animals continued to haul supplies into the back country; this type is called a "saw buck;" a factory product from ca. 1960

Griddle

Griddle

Source: Pedroli, Pete Made of cast iron, ca. 1960; used both indoors and out

Work Stool

Work Stool

Source: Boggio, Joe and Geraldine Used on the Boggio Ranch since ca. 1960, this stool has an unusual design of five-sided legs with lateral attachment to a long block projecting below the covered seat

Lined Gloves

Lined Gloves

Source: Pedroli, Pete Pigskin gloves with machine-knitted wool liners, bought ca. 1960

"Nutria Quality Stetson"

"Nutria Quality Stetson"

Source: Pedroli, Pete Inscription: "The Nevadan;" sold at Parker's in Reno ca. 1960 Maker: Stetson

Blacksmithing Tongs

Blacksmithing Tongs

Long-snouted iron devices used by blacksmiths to hold pieces in the making, ca. 1960

Cowboy Boots

Cowboy Boots

Source: Pedroli, Pete Typical western riding boots made ca. 1960; note the decorative stitching and undercut heel employed by the manufacturer Maker: Leddy, Fort Worth, Texas

Short Stirrup Covers

Short Stirrup Covers

Source: Stewart, Leslie and Marie Maker: Capriola, J.M., Elko, Nevada Snouted taps made ca. 1960; these shorter stirrup covers have largely replaced the longer types used formerly

U-Grille

U-Grille

Source: Pedroli, Pete Made ca. 1960 from an iron rod, this device was used to hold cooking pot over fire, easily carried on horseback, often in a bag behind the saddle cantle

Sougan Cover

Sougan Cover

Source: Stewart, Leslie and Marie Used with sougan and other bedding to make bedroll, fastened with hooks, made of canvas, ca. 1965

Yellow "Slicker"

Yellow "Slicker"

Source: Stewart, Leslie and Marie Rubberized cloth, ca. 1965; yellow makes the rider more visible than darker colors

Neckerchief

Neckerchief

Source: Stewart, Leslie and Marie Also called a "scarf," made of silk, ca. 1965

Ditty Bag

Ditty Bag

Source: Stewart, Leslie and Marie Pouch for personal items, carried behind the saddle, made of denim trouser leg, ca. 1965

Jean Jacket

Jean Jacket

Source: Stewart, Leslie and Marie Denim, also called "jumper," ca. 1970 Maker: Levi Strauss & Co., San Francisco, California

Ashtray Holder

Ashtray Holder

Source: Fischer, Walter and Irene A local buckaroo-made device from a hame and four "Diamond Hot Forged" horseshoes, ca. 1970

Box for Horseshoe Nails

Box for Horseshoe Nails

Source: Stewart, Leslie and Marie "Capewell" box for standard 2-inch nails, ca. 1970 Maker: Capewell

Oregon Short Line

Oregon Short Line

Source: Stewart, Leslie and Marie Attached under the horse's belly to the inner face of both stirrups to keep them down during rough rides

Metal Cheek Plate Patterns

Metal Cheek Plate Patterns

Maker: Faupel, Leonard, Winnemucca, Nevada Pattern at right cut from coffee can, others from sheet zinc and a tobacco tin

Schoolgirl Cookbooks

Schoolgirl Cookbooks

Source: Boggio, Joe and Geraldine Made from school composition books in 1905 and 1910 by Viola C. Case and Mrs. J.W. Baker, both of whom recorded local recipes

Rag Rug

Rag Rug

Source: Stewart, Leslie and Marie Made about 1935 by Edith Stock Stewart from scraps of cotton cloth used on the Ninety Six Ranch Maker: Stewart, Edith (Stock)

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