5.04. Deep West Sheep Camp, Part I

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March 11 2009 (Date created)
5.04 - 3/11/09
Deep West Sheep Camp, Part I
California cowboy poet Dick Gibford shares a poem and speaks out in the Deep West Sheep Camp. Each year at the Gathering and at other events throughout the region, the Western Folklife Center invites anyone to sign up to be interviewed and join the ranks of people who have recorded their stories and experiences in the Deep West ("Tell Your Story") Sheep Camp, a portable recording studio. The stories then become a part of the permanent oral history and story collections of the Western Folklife Center Archives. Dick Gibford has come to the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko since 1985, and also buckaroo’d in Elko County as a young man in the early 1970s. We spoke with him in the Deep West Sheep Camp at the 2009 Gathering about his history, worldview, and sense of spirituality. He also left us with a poem, "By the Painted Gate."
Length 7:50
Creator and/or Contributor
Ross Fuqua (narrator), Dick Gibford (performer)
1 (program)
English (Languages)
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Ross Fuqua (narrator)
Dick Gibford (performer)