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Ranching Then and Now: Otero County, New Mexico, 1916 and 1991

This videotaped project contains film clips from the 1916 Tannehill Brothers roundup and the 1991 Bob Jones Ranch roundup. The video demonstrates remarkable similarities of method and technique in gathering, sorting, and branding cattle. Few commercial endeavors can claim to have been so unaffected by the twentieth century transition of the United States from an industrial to a post-industrial society. Although cattle ranching is on a much smaller scale today, cattle sales are still the number one agricultural income producer in New Mexico. The video is accompanied by an eight-page narrative.

Originally submitted by: Joe Skeen, Representative (2nd District).

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