Florida Cattle Ranching: Five Centuries of Tradition

Florida Cattle

Join us Wednesday October 10, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. at the Tower Road Branch Library to hear Bob Stone talk about his book and share his presentation on Florida Cattle Ranching.

Bob Stone, independent folklorist and media-producer, will talk about his book, Florida Cattle Ranching, and share his presentation on Five Centuries of Tradition - from Juan Ponce de Leon's arrival with Spanish cattle to today's modern ranching. Learn about the people and practices that shaped these traditions.

Bob Stone

About the Author

Bob Stone is an independent folklorist and media-producer based in Gainesville.

In 2011, the Florida Department of State honored him with the Florida Folk Heritage Award in recognition of his outstanding achievements as a lifelong advocate of the folk arts and folk artists of Florida.

He conducted extensive field documentation and served as co-curator for the large travelling exhibition Florida Cattle Ranching: Five Centuries of Tradition, which has been viewed by more than 600,000 visitors from Florida to Nevada.

Bob edited the exhibition catalog, which was published in February 2013 by the Florida Cattlemen's Foundation, and has contributed more than sixty feature articles to the Florida Cattleman magazine.

His documentary photos have been shown in numerous exhibitions and published in Newsweek, The New York Times, Forum, Wooden Boat and other print media.

Bob is the author of Sacred Steel: Inside an African American Steel Guitar Tradition, University of Illinois Press, 2010, and he has produced eight CD albums of the music for Arhoolie Records.


Posted by PatC on September 26, 2018