CC Video: Haying Season In Paradise Valley, NV (early 1950s) – We Do Things Differently Out Here

I stumbled into this and found it fascinating and engaging. Having spent several summers helping out during haying season at a Mennonite farm in Iowa, I assumed the process would be similar. But in these vast valleys of Nevada, things were done differently, in a way I had not seen before. And having stopped at the historic town site of Paradise Valley last summer on XBRO5, this was familiar territory for me.

The laconic narrator–and his young son–adds some distinctive color.

In case you’re interested, here’s some historical info on the Sixty-Nine Ranch where this was filmed.