The Roundup Boys

Winnie_Roundup_19DEC0028.pdf

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Title

The Roundup Boys

Subject

Current and former Deep Springs cowboys and associates at McLeod Camp

Description

Clarence Hayes DS77, (probably) Cam Leonard DS74, Paul Starrs DS75, Paul Michelsen DS74(a), Lynn Huntsinger (b), and Anne Yost (Forest Service conservation manager) on horseback at McLeod Camp on Cottonwood Creek - Deep Springers also rode for other ranches such as Circle L and Bar 99, and got together to help with the fall gathering in the high country

Creator

Paul Michelsen DS74

Source

Paul Michelsen DS74

Publisher

n/a

Date

ca. 1979

Contributor

Denis Clark

Rights

Paul Michelsen

Relation

n/a

Format

TIFF

Language

n/a

Type

Still Image

Identifier

19DEC0028

Coverage

McLeod Camp, Cottonwood Creek

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

color slide

Physical Dimensions

24 x 36 mm

Notes

Slides taken during Paul Michelsen's student days or slightly after. Paul Michelsen writes: Ranch Manager Merritt Holloway chose a student cowboy every year to accompany the hired cowboy on the summer grazing allotment in the Whites. My colleague/competitors for the job were my friends Chris Campbell and Cam Leonard (who later became brothers-in-law). Merritt apparently had a hard time choosing among us because he eventually found jobs for all of us. Cam became the DS cowboy, he hired Chris to be the DS Farmer, and he arranged for me to cowboy for the Bar 99 ranch of Fish Lake Valley, which had the adjacent Forest Service allotment in the Whites. Thus began a decade-long period where Deep Springers cowboyed for Fish Lake Valley ranches, both the Bar 99 allotment, based at McLeod camp on Cottonwood Creek and the Circle L allotment based on Tres Plumas Flat. Paul Starrs DS 75 and his girlfriend, later wife, Lynn Huntsinger, were the Bar 99 cowboys for several years. The effect on Lynn was life-changing. A Chinese Studies major at UCSD, she went to graduate school at UC Berkeley to study Range Management under Jim Bartolome, who later became a DS trustee. She is now the Russell Rustici Chair and Professor of Rangeland Ecology and Management at UC Berkeley. We often helped each other with fencing and gathers, hence the “Roundup Boys”, the name we gave ourselves for the joint effort of gathering the White Mountain summer grazing allotments.

Archive

Paul Michelsen collection

Citation

Paul Michelsen DS74, “The Roundup Boys,” Deep Springs Archive, accessed September 29, 2020, http://archive.deepsprings.edu/items/show/1481.