Florida Cattle Ranching presentation May 2 in Brooksville
Cattle Ranching in Florida is the subject of the Florida Humanities Council speakers series presentation by folklorist Bob Stone. This entertaining event is to be held Thursday, May 2, 2019, at 6:30 pm at the Brooksville Woman’s Club, located at 131 S. Main Street in Brooksville, Florida. The Historic Hernando Preservation Society has arranged for the multimedia seminar.
Cattle were introduced into the present-day United States when Juan Ponce de Leon brought Spanish cattle to Florida in 1521.
Bob Stone’s multi-media presentation explores and celebrates the history and culture of the nation’s oldest cattle ranching state from the colonial period to the 21st century.
You will see and hear all aspects of Florida cattle ranching traditions including material culture such as Cracker cow-whips and unique ranch gate designs, swamp cabbage and other foodways, cowboy church and Cracker cowboy funerals, Seminole ranching, past and present, occupational skills such as roping and branding, our vibrant rodeo culture, side-splitting cowboy poetry, feisty cow-dogs, and much more.