Don't Fence Me In: Celebrating Women and Girls of Wyoming
Hmm. Mm. Hmm. I didn't. Have a clue about farming until I married Winston. Quickly learned that I loved that I was able to spend almost all of our time outdoors which suits us both. The main part of my work with Winston on the farm anymore is irrigating and that means getting up at 5 o'clock in the morning and setting water on beans and barley.
And. Alfalfa. We irrigate three times a day when we're watering beans twice when we water barley and alfalfa for the alfalfa seed. We live on the show shong project and the Shoshoni project is one of the oldest federal reclamation projects in the nation. Actually it was authorized in 19:4 and settlers started coming in late. 19:7 but because we are totally dependent on storage water for our irrigation supply things really didn't start happening until after Buffalo Bill dam was completed in 1910. Our reservoir is. Not. Careful But it's it's nearly full. We are trying to conserve water and we do all the time we just don't
run water down the ditch and not take care of it. We have a farmer up above us who is irrigating. The water from the lower end of his field is being turned into the system. And then we all reuse that. And there are a series of these drains all through the system. And so basically we're were we using that water. This is a small trickle Sometimes you will have a big flow of water coming back into the system. We can reuse more than half of the water that we. That we have on the system. Can you imagine coming here in 1972. Well. 1970 even in the 1940s when this was just sagebrush and the cactus and dry as a bone.
And. Thinking that you could make a living here I just am in awe with these with the settlers who first came here to think that the women who often hadn't four and five children could come out here. And help. Help build a new life. There are about 93000 you're a global acres on the project. We grow sugar beets dry beans mostly Pintos. And those beans are not only commercial but also proceed. The process of putting water on the land. Fascinated me particularly the storage of water. Also the conservation of water and. How we could learn to work
with environmental groups who have so opposed irrigation and how we can could finally learn to work together. And. Still. Economically form and also try to put in some more. Conservation practices that helps keep the water cleaner. I love to irrigate especially early in the morning. You can hear the birds and see the sun come up. It's so nice to be able to work with Winston. We've done that for 50 years and we've been together 24/7 and it just gets better and better for me.
I'm the same. I started working and I you and spy on me. I have to wait. Pilar Taylor papers for Tyler salmon. I was making six dollars an hour. And we lived in a one bedroom house. It was a struggle to have any benefits or anything like that. And I the only assistance I got from. That day was for daycare and I was introduced to our families our future and my own program. We did a lot of hydraulics and electricity and plumbing and mechanics and they helped us to get jobs. I chose industrial maintenance program because I like to be outside. I like to do work with my hands.
And I started working in Cheyenne. There's a fight over there. I was driving from Cheyenne every day 100 miles had a hundred miles back. So that was crazy. I transferred here. And. I recently moved to Rock River. So that's where I'm living. Now with my two way. It's nice now because I can spend you know when I was going to school. I'd leave for school in the morning and then I'd get back and I'd have to go to work. And so I'd be gone from like 10:53. So they never got to see me. And even when I worked and I knew it was like I was gone all the time you know what I wouldn't get home to really like they were at night. And now you know I don't see it that much in the mornings. But I'm with them you know all afternoon and I'm with them when they get home from school which is really cool. And they think it's cool our hair. My littlest one Taylor who wants to come work on the windmills with me and he tells me every day I wake up about 4:00 in the morning because we start work at 6:00 and I take
my kids to the babysitter and we come out here and get all our stuff ready for the day. You know we get our grease and stuff and come up on the Hill this time a hundred twenty feet and we climb up them every day for maintenance or repairs. It's like a room when you get up there it's it's bigger than what it looks. Actually there's a rotor and you have to go on your back to get the rotor and the rotors pretty little. And. That's the part that causes the blades to spin. Sometimes you actually crawl under things like that. You have to crawl under the generator to climb back. There is something back there you have to crawl out into the rotor. You know it's pretty dangerous like if the rounds the blades are pitch on them fire out there. But we set the brakes and we closed the evolving really safe where. Were the hardhats to you know just in case something would fall or something and cause a head injury. We're still hurt birds or if we don't get crushed. We wear leather
gloves at all times because of climbing up the ladder. We were 100 percent cotton clothing or our uniforms are fireproof just in case there would be a fire. We wear harnesses when a harness harness on their body. So if we fell you know would caught it would catch up. People always told me you know that I can do stuff like that you know I was to let all our you know I was kid or stuff like that and you know I can do stuff like this nobody none of the guys out here treat me like I can't do anything.
I'm hoping I'm just renting a house right now but hopefully soon I'll be able to buy a house. I want to continue working out here because it's an awesome job. I was born in Wyoming so I've been here my whole life. I have lived on the reservation my whole life. One of my big events that we have in a Native American culture is the power of power is a place to gather with your relatives gather with your friends have a good time also share in ways your traditions have been dancing for a while. And I stopped for a little bit but I just started again. I feel that is a very important aspect of my life is to dance and take on much additional ways and also know that I always have to have the man with me when I go on.
And James I know something that really makes me happy is my family. Also my friends are a big part of my life. I do spend a lot of time with them helping them with their different poems they have. At home in school whatever it is I'm always that how I like. I like helping anybody. It's silly. It makes me feel good about myself. And through that I found an interest in health and medical and I really I was really shocked and everybody kept on telling me all you had be a good doctor you'd be a good nurse. So I started looking for your doctor who would be would be really nice. So since then I've been wanting to be a doctor so this is like in 2000. Seven years later I still have that dream of becoming a doctor. Well that's my to see.
The first recipient is for the vision for the vision award to highlight the efforts of a single individual to create a trust me. Once I got the word of two other women in Wyoming and it was a really different experience to be in that environment with all these people and they're all coming to me saying I did a good job and I didn't know half of people and I was like thank you. That was just a very big thing to me. I never forget the experience of being there and getting that award. I do like living on a mission. I know sometimes when it is tough. But it's my home it's my own comfort. Always have a place here and so. And there's a wish and it was my home and. I wouldn't have it any other way.
To me. It's to me it's. Somehow a. Sense from me. Yes the skies are really bright. Blue.
I was the high risk kid I was the kid that could have ended up in it in a continued cycle of poverty. And through education. I. Was able to reach so. Education. Has opened my life. Beyond. The reservation boundaries beyond. The geographic boundaries that I thought. Kept me in Montana that. Education can. Open the doors to the entire world. For or for anybody. I. Went to work for St. Stephen's Indian school as their social worker and decided to start a master's program through the University of Wyoming. And someone who worked at the school. Called me. In May of 2006 and said. We were talking here at the school
and we think you should run for county commissioner. And I laughed and they laughed and then they said no we're serious we think he would do a wonderful job. And I laughed again and I said no no way. You know I'm not I'm not a county commissioner. I've. I've I've seen what they look like I know who they are. I'm not a I'm not a county commissioner. And later that day or maybe even the next day I was telling my husband. And he said well why not. And. I. Guess I just kind of thought about it and I told my mom. And she again she said why not. I realized the reason I was running is because I didn't look like I didn't sound like I didn't have the same background as any of the rest of the commissioners. And I wanted to. Represent her run for all the people who were like me. Who felt like they weren't being listened
to weren't being respected. But but I knew I had good ideas and I know the people around me have good ideas and I wanted to be a voice for people who didn't have a voice. I was elected. I was the second highest vote getter. And. For the three spots. And. Was sworn in January 2007 for a four year term. First Native American. Fourth woman ever. I have looked back at the records but I expect I'm one of the youngest. Certainly the youngest on the current commission. And. Probably the youngest ever elected. I think that people need to realize that Native women. Women of color have have a voice. We may have to work a little harder for it. But we have a voice we deserve to be heard. And people want to hear us. When we have something to say.
Thank you for coming. Oh absolutely. So what's going on. Well my blood pressure was out of whack yesterday when I went to the same. Know it was one of the 5:54 over 80 something that's pretty high. So I thought maybe I better have that checked in. I probably just gave to my head. I haven't. No I haven't. No boy goodness. OK. I know you that. Something very unique to my practice is I still make house calls and not a lot of doctors make house calls and I'm the only doctor in those 40 miles. I'm I'm the only practicing doctor. Outside of Rawlins in our county and I'm the only physician who practices
within my husband's legislative district. So it is really unique having I guess an M.D. within these small rural communities. But what makes it so rewarding is the fact that that that people don't have to drive so far they don't have to go far. There's many people that wouldn't. Drive 40 miles to go get care. They just one get care at all. So when I made the decision to come back to this area I've been practicing just for a few months. Somewhere else and just felt like I really wasn't satisfied like what I was doing. I didn't feel that I was doing something that couldn't be done by somebody else. And so when it came time to decide about coming back here I knew they needed somebody and I wanted to go somewhere where. I felt that I would really truly make a difference. And I always wanted to live back here. So I finally thought well why not. What. What's keeping me from doing it. And. And it was just it it was a
I guess a natural decision to just say no I am going to do it. And the day I came down to talk to Dr. Leinert. It was really interesting because apparently he'd only been looking at middle aged men. To take over his practice because he was a middle aged man when he moved here. And thought that the people probably needed a middle aged man. And they didn't even know I was coming. I walked in the door. And. I said Dr. Len I want to buy your practice. And he said I don't know about this. And within 24 hours he called me right there. On that phone and said I want to sell you my practice. And I said OK. So we made it you know phone deal that day. I was. Bright eyed. I wanted to be a rural doctor. You know whatever it takes and it's nothing like being at 30 years old having half a million dollars in debt with your Basically your first job after residency. And I did it. And and you know proud to say I'm practically out of debt. Eight and a half years later. You never know what's going to come in. You have people that have never been to the doctor in 50 years that come in with something and you just see the most
interesting range of illnesses. And I think I've made an impact when I first moved here my first year here I think we had eight teenage pregnancies. And because before me there had only been male doctors for a while. And I I started going to schools and talking about. About abstinence and protecting themselves. And we're down to zero to 1 Teen pregnancies a year. I love my patients the patients are the most fabulous part of my entire practice because the patients are their kind and they're caring and. And any time of the year a PI shows up at the clinic or cookies or candy or one woman brought me roses on my birthday. It's such a unique experience because you just become such a part of the community. And it's always nice to see you have a wonderful day. Thank you. We'll see you later. You too. Bye bye.
Pink as you like and die happy. I wanted to tell you about seeing even when you're tired you're sleepy when you're an artist you see shapes you see color. You see design artists who just see how something is made and very carefully rendered aren't seeing the whole picture. That's what I teach my students that I mentor from high school kids. The whole feeling and if you make a mistake it's just pain paper throw it away. You know it's a lesson everything is an experiment. I would say to my mother look at the color over there. And she'd say what color is it. So I'd start going through the colors from purple The rose to green of the hillside. She'd. I don't see it. But. She enjoyed hearing
about it. I want to go back to when I was raising babies. Cooking for men and also getting up at 2:00 o'clock in the morning doing dishes. And the men would lead my horse to the kitchen door and get on on and go out and do a morning's work come in and get a meal. And I never really felt defeated. If the men would see one of my paintings which I really desperately tried to keep from them was like oh that cow has a lock jaw or a job that horse has a bug. And you were so critical. Well I couldn't care they were done anyway. So you know what. I mean. They were looking for something they could tear apart. And now that I teach. I remember all that being. That kind of criticism looking for the bad side. So if somebody has done painting there's always something beautiful
going on. Might be a bad painting. It's either their design or color their placement of shapes. So I always pick that out. Talk about it and it goes from medium to better to better. This is this is has all my paintings are an experiment in dividing a canvas in two pleasing shapes. This is hot 2007. A collage through here. The whole thing was a collage behind all this paint by the way and it was so rotten I just painted over. Now I'm not sure about this area but I like all the rest of it. OK.
The. Class started. By. I was scared that. All entities would be cut down and the earth would get really dirty. And. No living thing would be on Earth anymore and they would make me very sad. And I was really scared. I was. Kind of. I was having these. Crazy scary dreams. That. Where a lot of them. Involves. Us having to wear these suits and everybody goes up into space. Because. In the moment the Earth would go by. But I knew that. It's kind of out there. But still it would scare me and you know. That's just it's just scary to. And now it's just one of the things that started this club we're just scared. So we decided to start this.
Stop Global Warming. But we went. We wanted to make a better name for it. So we came up with earth club which stands for environmental allies ready to help. And the club's goal is since right now we're just kids we're just small and we're starting in our community. Only 10 years old. And. My idea was to focus a lot of our energy towards coral reefs and all the species in the ocean that are dying. Cause the oceans getting warmer. And like the ocean is one of the most undiscovered places on planet we've actually discovered more of space than the ocean. It's a true fact. That and if these species are dying through kind of the same with the rain forests in the ocean that we haven't even discovered yet it's kind of like we're missing out. On stuff. So we did step it up 2007 event. And so what we do is we set up a
booth in front of. A house or we do anywhere we want some people like chose to do it in the wilderness. One person went underwater and hosted a render bin are underwater about the corals dying. You put up this big banner in front of. Town on Google Earth grocery store. And. We had everybody who came to our event gather underneath it and we took a picture and we sent it to the step it up 2007 Web site where they're taking all of these pictures from all over the United States and they're sending them to the government. So the government seriously considers like. We have to step up. We also picked. This. It was American Forest. Yeah we've picked associated. Organisms. And we think. That would plant trees and so we picked American forest. Which. Need donating money to them and every dollar planting tree. And
we. People donated. Money to us and then we gave it to American forest. And we planted it. They planted 100 trees in their name. So. And it's pretty cool. We got a certificate in the mail. That. Said. Wow you've planted 100 trees. That's great. Thank you. Thanks. For donating to American for us. We still have that and it's just kind of. Fun to look back at and say oh wow we did that.
Wyoming is probably one of the best places in the world to be looking for dinosaurs especially but also many different types of fossils here. We have. A few different things that make it unique. We have the mountains that were lifted up in about so 60 million years ago give or take. And they put a whole bunch of the rocks that are fossils in them on edge. So we can see the entire length of those deposits. We can see along the ridges and find the fossils more easily than in other places. We also have a lack of plants and trees and that makes it a lot easier to see the rocks if you want to find fossils you're not going to go to a forest. So out here in the Badlands it's a perfect place for him. I'm a paleontologist which means that I look for fossils in the different age sediments and I work for a company that works with the oil and gas industry to make sure that they take care as they're supposed to by law and make sure that they don't break up any fossils in the process of building a gas pipeline
or a well site or anything like that so we walk along during construction before construction after construction and try and see if we find any fossils in anything that they disturb. And last September 20th I was working along the pipeline trench just south of Laramie in an area that we weren't sure was going to have any rock that might have fossils or not according to the maps the Morrison formation the rocks that these dinosaur bones come out of. It doesn't exist there. So I was surprised when I was looking in the trench and seeing the green and red rocks of the Morrison formation. And as I'm walking along I saw big chunks of dinosaur bone. I knew it was a big chunk of a sauropod long that long tail 70 foot dinosaur. I knew that it was a piece of dinosaur bone in the wall but I didn't jump to any conclusions. I still had to walk up a mile across the trench walk back a mile and see if I could find pieces of it in the pile of the material they took out the spoils pile. And I did I found four other almost whole tail
vertebrae in that. Pile just sitting there on the top. And at that point I stopped hyperventilating and called my boss and called the pipeline company the environmental company and. Got everything mobilized to come out there and start digging. An awful lot of the material we have. The femur an awful lot of it comes from a dinosaur called Khmers Soares which is a big long long tail the most common sauropod dinosaur in the Morrison formation. But these pale vertebrae you can see this on the bottom there. They have sort of the heart shape to them and that is one of the characteristics of a patent for us which used to be called brontosaurus. So now we have proof that we have two completely different types of big sauropod dinosaurs from this pipelined deposit here. We also have Allosaurus one of the meat eaters we have some little tail vertebrae and teeth and claws from Allosaurus And so we have three different dinosaurs known from bones
from this site. So far we're not anywhere near done with the material yet. So who knows how many more will have this job working as a paleontological consultant for within the oil and gas industry. Let me have a good bit of freedom that I wouldn't have in an academic position. And I enjoy that a lot. Because I play in a band that plays all over the state of Wyoming and we do venture into other states too but mostly in Wyoming. The Gilan Crosland band and we travel all around. All summer long doing festivals on the weekends and sometimes during the week. And because this job is is free enough I'm able to move around and work from the road and off a lot of the time. So it's kind of fun it's it's not like being in the city or being tied to one specific job. I can have a pretty varied life be a researcher and a geologist paleontologist during the week and then run off and be your rock and roll star on weekends.
My sophomore year I went to the United Nations student conference on human rights in New York City at the United Nations headquarters. The topic at this conference was water is a human right. This was an amazing topic because it is becoming more and more prevalent as the amount of freshwater in the earth in the world is slowly getting smaller and smaller and specially in subsaharan Africa it is one of the main issues that we pressed how people have to walk for miles to get water and to actually be able to speak to students in South Africa during these conferences. This issue is actually affecting. It definitely put a face on the issue and it was an amazing experience for those reasons as well. In the upcoming Mali United Nations that we're hosting here in Teton County I'll be playing the role of secretary general and be running the conference as far as the simulation and replicating what the United Nations is trying to resolve in the world today in these simulations that we do of the United Nations. We have different students represent different countries from all around the
world and the Security Council which is the main entity of the United Nations consists of 15 different countries and involve the four high schools here in the community to come and debate these different resolutions and other things just like the other model uns that happened in the bigger cities the. We will always be. Growing up between the age of 10 and where I am now at 17. I've seen a lot of things change in the world and a lot of things that seem to be going wrong. And I guess that's really a huge motivation for me
to pursue something that helps people that helps the world as a whole being that the last seven years of my life I've seen a lot of things going wrong and a lot of things that I want to change and a lot of people. Just dying for the wrong reasons and people not caring about the world that they're living in. And I think that has really. Pushed me to become the teenage activist that people would classify me as today. My family. They just they loved Wyoming because. It was freedom for them. It was where they could go and buy the land or
cultivate the land the way they would like to do it. I always thought I could do everything like my dad and like my grandfather. I graduated from West Virginia State College in 1949 and I went to didn't know that. They gave me a wonderful education. As far as being a teacher and in the meantime you see I had met GM in 1946 when I had come home from school and then he and I married in 1947. So when I graduated from West Virginia state college I had a husband and not only that I had a new baby. When I came back I wanted to get a job teaching school. I thought there would be no problem but there was a problem because when I went to the State Department of Education here in Miami in a very nice way they let me know you know you're a minority and we really don't need
you. So I went to the governor's office and that's when I went to the governor's office and told him that they wouldn't have me. Well the governor was really surprised because he didn't know they had any policies like that. So he called the superintendent down and they talked about it. And so he said well you don't have to give him a job. And you know when school started I had a job teaching school over. And that's where I started. And then things started getting better. They didn't have any great catastrophe in China because I started to teach in school go in school. So several years went by my dad came and said to me he says he wanted me to run for the legislature for Wyoming. So I thought to myself Well all right. And I know I'll never make it. I said but anything to make him happy. And I tell you I was really working hard. But
what happened was that just before it was not really just before but between the primary and the general election my dad died. And so then I was pretty devastated about that. But then I said you know for him you've got to wait. And it was like my dad was on my shoulder all the time because I never got tired of temping. And it seems like when I went out you know to speak or something. The two questions were good and I seemed to know the answers for some reason. And so when I ran. Did you know that I was the top vote getter running at large from Laramie County in the general election. And I just went out there in front of the Capitol and I stood up and I said thank you dad. Chris you're right on my shoulder. You know he's been on my shoulder ever since. Because you know I was very fortunate. I spent
12 years. In the Wyoming state legislature. I had eight years in the house and four in the Senate. That's because my dad wanted me to beat him. So I say to all the women and the young people of why I only don't give up. Just think positive and say that to Ken.
My interest for playing the heart began when I was four years old. I saw her being played on the strutters neighborhood and I ran downstairs told my mom can I play her the harp. I'm really busy I can't play the game of hearts right now. Where did you see that Mister Rogers Neighborhood. I really never wanted to get into the competition side but try to do is like you should just do it at home. It'll keep you motivated and keep you going. It has. So I tried out an audition for being an American harp society. Competition made it through the semi-finals I just before I competed in healing international pop and jazz competition was much more laid back than the other one. Much more fun for me because they're playing all non harp
music here not playing the standard classical pieces that everybody plays. I got to play whatever I want. They all had to be my own arrangements. I. Took first to. Ever since I started playing when I was six I always knew that I wanted to grow up and be a teacher. You know what I remember for going down to floor. A couple of years ago I went and took some. Courses to get trained to be a teacher. And. Now I am. Loving teaching students and just what I've always wanted to do and I love it wouldn't change a thing other than maybe get a couple more students that will come.
In November. I became a mom and I now have a nine month old little daughter Katie. And I had every wave of the scale and get the harp life and the family life readjusted because that was a big change. But I still love teaching at home and. Playing for weddings for parties for backroom music for. Anything that might. Come along. To. My being a mom and I love doing my harp stuff and. Can't wait to Katy goes up someday and might want to start playing the harp. To.
My sister and I. Have a beauty shop in downtown Cheyenne. We've had it for about a year and the war broke out and their ads in the paper Union Pacific was hiring for you. You had to go to Denver. Well my sister she was quite adventurous and she's well I'm going. And I said we can't leave our customers in the beauty shop we have to work here. She says No they'll pay it and the paper says $120 a month. So I thought well it's an adventure. I could always go back to the shop. I wanted to. We just ran it anyway. This sent me a date to it to Rollins. And I had a wonderful life as a telegrapher. This was. A big railroad yard. At It. In the days. I graduated in different jobs we sort of spikes. We had a big spike
table and the crane would put spikes on that big table and us girls would sort good ones from the bad ones. Well then we went to. Like stack and rail joints we had to stack them and they were pretty heavy but we stacked film. You know pretty straight. It was an experience. Nobody else is going to. Pay. You. Beautiful. I heard they were hiring down there when my husband left for a navy. Bob I went to the back shop and worked. At the back shop for a while run and magnet flexing machine. And that machine. That. Check for cracks. And they. Graduate and change some times when they tore an engine down to repair it. We'd go in that far back and clean that
residue from water Prockter steam pipes. Up off the floor apart and that in front of the engine inside. We used a long handle. Around brash one warsh the engine Rhasis but now soap's stuff and the other one come round right behind us with a brush with her water in a five gallon bucket and wrench that soap off. And that's the way we clean that section of the engine. It was dirty work ready. To work the heck here you for sure. They took my husband to the army. And he was a railroader and I feared for us good enough for him good enough for me. I helped put Rob zoom the drum on the engine Midheaven squirrelled a couple of times shovel Cole William the engines to get him enough steam we never could get the
coal. Back far enough but we could get enough steam so the Hosler could get it out. But that's about four years ago when my husband came home you said go home. I'm not working anymore but we help the troop trains go back to what it took to get go. You know the women and the women sure did. This was a time of change for women because. Women started working because of the need for women to work with men all went to the service. And from then on women stayed employed longer. I myself only worked a couple of years back when I got married. I didn't work anymore but many women continued to work throughout the years and it was a life changing women ever ever. Ever since then I believe.
I wrote my first horse and I was three months old and I really didn't start riding by myself. I was 2 or 3 but just being around horses and getting close to them just help helps me to develop all of my knowledge about horses. So on a ranch it's very vital to have horses. I think that's where I learned my horses shift ability on the ranch we use horses when we're gathering cattle and doctoring cattle as well as we train horses just so we have horses ready to go when we need them. The ranch keeps me busy as well as school. I go to the University of Wyoming and I'm a senior this year and I'm studying dietetics nutrition. It is difficult sometimes just trying to keep ahead of everything trying to make sure you're studying up for the next test and trying to make sure that your you know your horse is ready to go because you're moving cattle tomorrow. And I still I love cutting. I love to get my horses out and put them on cattle and keep them tuned up as well as running their own breakaway roping. And it's just in my blood. I don't I don't think I'll ever stop. It's almost like gambling once you once you get a horse in your system you can't get out.
Having that ability to ride horses has also gotten me to Mr. Anea USA USA in 2006 as a rodeo queen your ethnicity is for a rodeo as was the Western way of life because the sport of rodeo was founded on the culture industry. And so being able to represent their best has just meant the world to me because it's exactly where my family came from exactly how I was raised. So. I decided I wanted to continue my rodeo queen and I ran for the title Miss rodeo Wyoming of 2008. All right. I don't mean to.
I will start my journey a while me and I will travel all over the state of Wyoming. I will hit every professional rodeo cowboys Association rodeo that's in the state of Wyoming as well as many of the surrounding states will go all over the country. So it's a fun night here for. Wyoming 2008. I have to raise all of my money to travel around the state around the different areas surrounding here. So I'm going to raise between 35 to 45 thousand dollars a year and that's a pretty large amount of money. But I think it's going to be a lot of fun. I have a lot of supporters in the community and around the state. I have known from rodeo from different rodeo queen titles and just from being Grancey family you get to know a lot of other ranchers in the state and so I'm just so blessed to have all the people that are here that I do to help me with that. The volunteers the people who just step up and say hey I'll take control of the food. Take control the declarations. So I'm just I'm very happy to have those people and it helps a lot. And I'm trying to
manage my time because I have those people who are willing to help me. One of my goals is to make sure that I keep my my records. I'm a fifth generation rancher. I have a responsibility to my ancestors and to my future children to keep the rats as as authentic and as Westernesse as it was and just keep it that way. A lot of places are being developed and it just scares me to think that that could possibly be in our future. But as long as I'm around it's not going to happen. To me. Too. So I mean to me to allow a. Real sense to
me. Just go away. But you. Do need. To be. You know so we can agree you need. To come to me to say you know we we. Yes you guys. Do.
- Producing Organization
- Wyoming PBS
- Contributing Organization
- Wyoming PBS (Riverton, Wyoming)
- AAPB ID
- Public Broadcasting Service Episode NOLA
- ZOBO 000217
- Program Description
- Don't Fence Me In is a documentary about the women and girls living in Wyoming, made in honor of the prominent females throughout state history. Several female workers talk about their jobs and family histories.
- Copyright Date
- Copyright 2008 The Equipoise Fund
- Media type
- Moving Image
Associate Producer: McCarthy, Amy Brennan
Director: Kreps, Bonnie
Editor: Reagan, Leigh
Executive Producer: Babcock, Mickey
Producer: Kreps, Bonnie
Producer: Craighead, Charlie
Producing Organization: Wyoming PBS
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Wyoming PBS (KCWC)
Identifier: 6-3362 (WYO PBS)
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- Chicago: “Don't Fence Me In: Celebrating Women and Girls of Wyoming,” 2008-00-00, Wyoming PBS, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed August 12, 2022, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-260-708w9qqx.
- MLA: “Don't Fence Me In: Celebrating Women and Girls of Wyoming.” 2008-00-00. Wyoming PBS, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. August 12, 2022. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-260-708w9qqx>.
- APA: Don't Fence Me In: Celebrating Women and Girls of Wyoming. Boston, MA: Wyoming PBS, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-260-708w9qqx