Deanna shares the story of a good horse being moved to pasture. Deanna Dickinson McCall recites "Last Horse in Dad's String" during the "Ranch Family Show" at the 38th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Deanna Dickinson McCall
Deanna Dickinson McCall writes about both the past and current-day West. Coming from a family that began ranching in Texas in the 1840s, Deanna has cows, horses, and a love of the land bred into her. She has ranched in several western states, including 22 years spent raising her family on a remote Nevada ranch without phones or electricity. She now ranches with her husband in the Sacramento Mountains of New Mexico. Her writing and performances have won numerous awards, including the Will Rogers Medallion Award, NM/AZ Book Awards, Women Writing the West, and the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Wrangler Award. She is also co-author of the cookbook "Cowboy Cuisine: Beyond Biscuits & Beans."
Filmed in front of a live audience at the Elko Convention Center’s Laurena Moren Theater on Feb. 4, 2023.
Made possible by Alex Benna + Chrissy Menicucci Benna and The Nature Conservancy - Nevada and by the multitude of staff, artists, volunteers, and community members working behind the scenes to make this show happen.
Brought to you by the Western Folklife Center, using story and cultural expression to connect the American West to the world.