Calf Weaner

Date:
1880-1935

Cattle and sheep were predominant in the Owens Valley in the 1860s as ranchers found a temporary market to supply miners and prospectors. This calf weaner prohibited a maturing calf from nursing. The design allowed the calf to eat and drink when its head was tipped down, but the wire muzzle slipped over its mouth if it reached upward to nurse.

Description (physical):

Metal. H 29, W 19, D 9 cm

Location:
5001 Hwy. 395 Independence,California 93526
Identifier:
MANZ 840
Institution:
Manzanar National Historic Site

Letter Opener

This letter opener was a souvenir from Yosemite National Park. Yosemite Valley was first legally protected in 1864, and officially made a National Park in 1890. The completion of the Tioga Road in 1915 provided Owens Valley residents a shorter route to visit Yosemite during the summer months.

Description (physical):

Metal. L 13, W 1, T .2 cm

Location:
5001 Hwy. 395 Independence,California 93526
Identifier:
MANZ 4117
Institution:
Manzanar National Historic Site