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Knippling Family Film

 Unprocessed — Box: 9134 C
Identifier: H2006-091

Content Description

The collection consists of a VHS tape of film footage dating from roughly 1940 to 1950 of the Knippling Family. The film was compiled on May 14, 1985. The film runs roughly 2 hours long and is narrated in some parts. A number of films were compiled to create this tape. Most of the scenes involve cattle or rodeos. A list of the topics covered in the film is listed below. More time is given to certain topics.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • ca. 1940s-1950s


1 videotapes

0.1 Cubic Feet


Feeding Cattle; Winter Road Scenes; Interior shots with grandparents, parents, and children; Bronc Riding/ Breaking Horses; Ranching – Cattle; Bikes and Motorcycles; Ft. Thompson – Barge of Cattle on Missouri; Ft. Thompson – Rodeo, Carnival, & Baseball game; CCC (Civilian Conservation Corp) Building dam – Crow Creek; Ft. Thompson – Moving house across the frozen river; Cattle buyers and sellers; Pukwana – Train, loading cattle, Grain Elevators; Harvesting Crops; Rattlesnakes; Dehorning, Branding, Castrating, & Inoculating cattle; Trip to Yellowstone Park; Trip to Mt. Rushmore; Trip to Kansas City – Horse show; Trip to Custer State Park; Trip to Wyoming; Trip to Badlands; Trip to Mexico; Kids and Family skating on ice; Calf roping; Chamberlain – Rodeo; Huron – State Fair; Parade at Custer, SD; Hunting Party – Ducks and Geese; Reptile Gardens – Black Hills.