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The Resource Last of the vaqueros, by Arnold R. Rojas

Last of the vaqueros, by Arnold R. Rojas

Label
Last of the vaqueros
Title
Last of the vaqueros
Statement of responsibility
by Arnold R. Rojas
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Some fifty odd years ago a skinny, gangling kid on a hipshot, hump-backed mare rode into the southern San Joaquin Valley, looking for a job." Thus begins the final volume in a trilogy that has been dedicated to the saga of a vanished--the vaquero of California's Central Valley, who reached his apogee at a time when the greatest cattle empires in North America were passing out of existence. Speaking Spanish, the inheritor of traditional skills that had come down to him via the conquistadors from the Arabian horsemen, the Vaquero was the forerunner and mentor of the American buckaroo--to whom in turn he transmitted his lingo and equine expertise. Arnold (Chief") Rojas picked up the ore, anecdotes and legends he has transcribed into three marvelously authentic books from the survivors of that lost empire and era--when there was not glamor in riding fences, or carrying a gun-from men named Catarino Reece, 'Nacho Montes and Harry Gillem. First as a boy of nine who carried water and did odd jobs, and later as a top hand for the Tejon Ranch, Miller and Lux, and the Kern County Land Company, Arnold Rojas kept his ears open and managed to capture the essence of thousands of long evenings in many a San Joaquin bunkhouse and lonely line shack--in a prose as terse and flavored as the speech of the vaqueros themselves.--From jacket flap
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
978
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
F596
LC item number
.R7 1960
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Last of the vaqueros, by Arnold R. Rojas
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Vaqueros of the southern San Joaquin and its surrounding Sierra": p. 163-165
Control code
2551268
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
165 p.
Lccn
59015233
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Forms part of: A. C. Greene Library. Gift of Meredith Greene Megaw, 2012 (Access. No. 2012-026). Item laid in: Review copy notice (1 slip). With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)2551268
Label
Last of the vaqueros, by Arnold R. Rojas
Publication
Note
"Vaqueros of the southern San Joaquin and its surrounding Sierra": p. 163-165
Control code
2551268
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
165 p.
Lccn
59015233
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Forms part of: A. C. Greene Library. Gift of Meredith Greene Megaw, 2012 (Access. No. 2012-026). Item laid in: Review copy notice (1 slip). With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)2551268

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