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My Flint Hills : observations and reminiscences from America's last tallgrass prairie

Title
My Flint Hills : observations and reminiscences from America's last tallgrass prairie / Jim Hoy.
Author
Hoy, James F.,
Publication
Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2020]

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Description
xi, 290 pages : b & w illustrations (1 color illustration), portraits; 24 cm
Alternative Title
Observations and reminiscences from America's last tallgrass prairie
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Anecdotes.
  • Biographies.
  • History.
  • Informational works.
Note
  • Includes index.
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Riding Out: Introduction -- Like No Other Place on Earth -- My Flint Hills -- Into the Hills -- The Flying H Ranch -- Kenneth and Marshall -- Grandma Breidenstein and Grandma Hoy -- Cattle -- Changes in Flint Hills Ranching -- Wild Cattle and Outlaw Steers -- Liggett Cattle Drive -- Checking Brands -- Weaning Calves -- Why Shipping? -- Horses -- Catching Horses -- Horseshoeing -- Horse Traders -- Horse Thieves and Vigilantes -- Winter Horses -- Some Ranches -- Rogler Ranch -- Clover Cliff Ranch -- Sauble Ranch -- Spring Hill Ranch and the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve -- On the Road -- Transportation and Status -- Farm Trucks and Stock Trailers -- Cattle Country Road Etiquette -- Life Around Cassoday -- Bruce Behymer -- May Memories -- Central -- Opal's Cafe -- Conway Springs -- Basketball at Cassoday High -- Hometown Stories -- Nature -- Coon Hunting -- Bumblebees -- Badgers -- Flies and Screwworms -- Coyotes -- A Bit about Birds -- The Green Glacier -- Konza Prairie Biological Station -- Water and Water Witches -- Some Thoughts on Drouth -- Let There Be Night -- Legends and Tales -- Preston Plumb -- French Frank -- Yeager's Raid -- Knute Rockne -- Maud Wagner -- Three Flint Hills Cowgirls -- Rufe King -- Scatterings -- The Flint Hills and Hollywood -- High Culture in the Flint Hills -- Dirt -- Folk Signs -- Flint Hills Rock Signs -- Jake Leg -- Cattle Guards -- Riding Back: Conclusion -- Summer a Horseback.
Call Number
JFE 21-1140
ISBN
  • 9780700629930
  • 0700629939
  • 9780700629947 (canceled/invalid)
LCCN
  • 2020008281
  • 40030227866
Author
Hoy, James F., author.
Title
My Flint Hills : observations and reminiscences from America's last tallgrass prairie / Jim Hoy.
Publisher
Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2020]
Type of Content
text
still image
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Summary
"This is a short essay collection that, much like the author, wears many hats: it combines Kansas history, memoir, environmental history and conservation, and regional folklore. Jim's family has ranched in the Flint Hills since the 1870s and continues to do so to this day, both at Jim's Flying H Ranch and his son Josh's ranch in Chase County, the Flying W. The manuscript shares family stories and anecdotes about working ranch life alongside ruminations on the serene beauty of the Flint Hills, discussions of the ways that cattle ranching has changed over time, the history of the nearby town of Cassoday, the prairie's natural resources and efforts to preserve them, and tales of local legends and colorful characters (some of whom are also the author's relatives). In short, this book is a love letter to the Flint Hills, written by the person who knows them best"-- Provided by publisher.
Added Title
Observations and reminiscences from America's last tallgrass prairie
Other Standard Identifier
40030227866
Research Call Number
JFE 21-1140
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