tv History of Farming and Ranching in New Mexico CSPAN August 4, 2018 11:48am-12:01pm EDT
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founding. >> the idea for this museum began in the 1920's. mexicotary noticed new artifacts are ending up in museums and other states. aboutke to people creating a farm and ranch museum to preserve our state's heritage. new mexico has a unique agricultural story. it goes back 4000 years when people were growing their own food. we take a lot of pride in preserving the story and sharing it with people. ranching museum is unique because he have animals. las cruces does not have a zero. we take that role. we have all sorts of livestock. we have seven different breeds of beef cattle.
we have milk cows, we do looking demonstrations every day. the restrictions are another thing that makes us unique. do quilting, sewing, that kind of thing. when people come here, you are not just looking at static exhibits, the same thing on the wall. you are experiencing agriculture, demonstrations, a nail being made and how pressured precious -- and how precious it would be for someone. >> we are in the heritage gallery. we show the story of agriculture in new mexico. up until the turn of the century , we are in the section of the gallery that represents native americans who lived here 1300 years ago, our first
agriculturists in the valley. southern new mexico. this is a pit house, the home to that group of native americans. there would have been several of these pit houses in the village where people lived. they would have spent a lot of time in the pit house. they would have been there in the evening, nighttime, slept maybe, inclement weather, cooking. most of the time, people would have been outside, working in their fields, growing their corn, thequash and earliest crops we had here in the valley. this is our cause a colonial -- our casa colonial. this is how the spanish people lived here in 1815. the spanish camp about --
spanish came about the 1500s. one came to mexico -- to new mexico. they were looking for riches, wandered into kansas, and came this way. they left behind remedy of the things they brought -- behind remenatsd's -- behind -- remnants. was a commercial crop. they were making wine. they were selling those grapes to make wine. that was popular. we do not grow -- we are backed in the -- back in the wine industry again. when you hear about california being -- all the wine from
california -- in new mexico, we grew the first grapes before they did in california. that is a crop the spanish brought here to the near world when they came. a couple of things interesting we represent at our museum are common cattle. these came from spain. they brought them over here. cattle insome of the texas.ico, parts of te they lived in louisiana and texas. they become longhorn cattle. we still raise that type of cattle at the farm and ranch museum. manager say those livee could lefive -- could
with almost everything. they are really tough. they are small. they have small calves. alves weigh -- they are much smaller than the longhorn. they brought sheep. navajoe the ones the raise now. heritageon of our gallery is called generations. what it does is the first formal exhibit in the museum. it told the story of agriculture from 1816 to 1930. posts several war was a big period of change for new mexico. we were bringing in -- setting up army forts in the state -- all over the state. raising moree
, european types of cattle. was thet major breed brown cattle with the white faces. have those on the south 20. cows.are big, meaty they would butcher them and feed the native americans on reservations as well as soldiers living in forts in the area. they moved these cattle back and forth from here, to texas, up north to datsun z, kansas, -- to .odge city, kansas -- you see the old western movies. that is what this was.
that is the story. cowboys out on the range with i am standing in front of a truck widen, and -- a wagon. it was supposedly created by charles. food andto bring the all of the supplies to the cowboys out on the range. they do not come to town. they did not have homes like we have today. they probably had a home summer, but they would spend months on the trail with the cattle. was ins what new mexico the late 1800s and early 1900s. this was the big industry. agriculture, forming, and ranching, connects all of us. if you look at your family
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