Horse Riding Contest Down Commercial Street

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Title

Horse Riding Contest Down Commercial Street

Alternative Title

Horse Riding Contest

Subject

Sanford (Fla.)
Cowboys--Florida
Horses--Florida

Description

A cowboy racing on horseback along Commercial Street in Sanford, Florida. At the time that Sanford was founded, a substantial cattle industry thrived in the countryside near the new city. Cattle grazed on the prairies along the St. Johns River. Cowboys, also called cowmen, were employed by local ranchers, such as the Cameron and Beck families, to perform their cowboy skills at special events held in Sanford.

Source

Original 7 x 5 inch black and white photograph: Vincent Collection, Sanford Museum, Sanford, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1890

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 7 x 5 inch black and white photograph.

Is Part Of

Vincent Collection, Sanford Museum, Sanford, Florida.
Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Is Referenced By

Sanford Historical Society, Inc. Sanford. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2003, page 25.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

189 KB

Medium

7 x 5 inch black and white photograph

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Commercial Street, Sanford, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher
Geography Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Sanford Museum and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Hazen, Kendra
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

Sanford Historical Society, Inc. Sanford. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2003.
Ward, Carlton. Florida Cowboys: Keepers of the Last Frontier. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2009.
Kral, Jon. Cracker: Florida's Enduring Cowboys: A Photographic Tribute. Ft. Pierce, Fla: Long Wind Pub, 1998.
Remington, Frederic. Cracker Cowboys of Florida. 1895.
Milt, Victor, and George Pratt. Cowboys of Florida. [Florida]: InterActive Publishing of Boca, 2006.

Transcript

For many years, a substantial cattle industry thrived in the country around Sanford with cattle grazing on the prairies along the St. John's River. Local ranches, like those of the Camerons and the Becks, employed cowboys locally called cowmen. The cowmen often showed off their skills during special events in Sanford. Here a cowman in full gallop spears a ring.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 black and white photograph

Physical Dimensions

7 x 5 inches

Collection

Citation

“Horse Riding Contest Down Commercial Street,” RICHES, accessed July 23, 2024, https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/items/show/4224.

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