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Description
The Kit Carson Ranch was operated by the Shade family in Riverside, California during the early 20th century. The collection contains papers and photographs that document the history of the Ranch and the Shade family.
Background
The Kit Carson Ranch was operated by the Shade family in Riverside, California during the early 20th century. The family consisted of Mrs. Nell Burdell Shade and her seven children: Carson, Autumn, Audrey, Merle, Meredith, Morris, and Earl. Carson, the eldest, was nicknamed "Kit" after the frontiersman Kit Carson (1808-1868) and the Shade family used the same name for the ranch. The Shades built the ranch on land they had obtained during the Great Depression and they boarded and supplied stock horses for Boy Scout camps in the San Bernardino Mountains. They also organized annual trail rides for the Scouts.
Extent
2.08 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Restrictions
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.
Availability
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