Stories From the Farm and Ranch

The number of stories available from each person is indicated in parenthesis. Click on the individual's name to hear more.

Martin Gnadt : Sonny Boy (4)
Alma, Kansas, 2017

Bill Brethour : Milk Fever (6)
Alma, Kansas, 2018

* Gene Barr : Bachelors and Burning (3)
Morris County, Kansas, 2019

* Jackie Hett : Pulling Calves (4)
Marion County, Kansas, 2019

* Kenny Stahl : Cowboyin' and Stuff (8)
Strong City, Kansas, 2019

* Pat Sauble : Open Range (1)
Newton, Kansas, 2019

Bill Schwalm : Moving Cattle (1)
Alma, Kansas, 2018

* Tom Burton : Five and a Half Days (4)
Matfield Green, Kansas, 2019

* Tony Meseke : Go Devil (8)
Volland, Kansas, 2019

* Gary Schultz : Sale Barn Wisdom (5)
Alma, Kansas, 2019

* Evelyn Zeckser and Mary Schultz : Laundry Day (5)
Alma, Kansas, 2019

* Louie Surber : Broken Strings (3)
Eureka, Kansas, 2019

* Paul Seeley : Seventy-five Miles (4)
Eureka, Kansas, 2019

* Marcia and Wayne Bailey : Rancher/Cowboy (4)
Matfield Green, Kansas, 2019

* Annie Wilson: The Dog that Stood in the Gate (1)
More from Annie coming soon!

* Dennis Hague and Piper Hayes : A Good Hand (3)
Matfield Green, Kansas, 2019

* Bev Walker Hedrick : Bib Overalls (2)
Matfield Green, Kansas, 2019

Jim Hoy : Buckshot (9)
Cassoday, Kansas, 2020

Clint Huntington : Twenty-five Minutes (4)
Eureka, Kansas, 2021

Cleo Schultz : Rodeo Tales (3)
Alma, Kansas, 2021

Bobby Meseke : Piss and Vinegar (3)
Alma, Kansas, 2021

Pandemic Followup Series
Created in partnership with the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Josh, Gwen, and Josie Hoy  •  Jim Hoy  •  Bill Brethour
Evelyn Zeckser and John Hund  •  Dennis Hague and Piper Hayes

We have been dragging our heels on publishing the stories from this series pending a second public screening that was postponed due to COVID. This has now been scheduled for April 24. Watch the Volland Store website for details. The balance of these interviews will be available on the site following this event.

Donita Rogers : The Mailbox Man (7)
Strong City, Kansas, 2021

Irlene Huntington : Old Dan (3)
Greenwood County, Kansas, 2021

Carol Feyh and Carol Michaelis : Just What You Did (5)
McFarland, Kansas, 2021

Coming soon: Irene Thoes
Wamego, Kansas, 2021

Coming soon: Eula Barrett
Chase County, Kansas, 2021

Coming soon: Jackie Seeley
Eureka, Kansas, 2021

Coming soon: Pat Surber
Eureka, Kansas, 2021

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* These 14 interviews (representing more than 50 individual stories) are part of Tallgrass Tales—a pilot project made possible by a grant
from Humanities Kansas, and in partnership with Pioneer Bluffs and the Wabaunsee County Historical Society and Museum.

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