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

Calendar Plate With Fragments

Date:
1909
Creator:
Pope Gosser China, Coshocton, Ohio

This plate provides evidence of the ranches and orchards that dominated the Manzanar landscape before World War II. It connects us to the families who carved out a living in this harsh, yet abundant landscape.

Description (physical):

Porcelain. Di: 8"

Location:
5001 Hwy. 395 Independence,California 93526
Identifier:
MANZ 4091
Institution:
Manzanar National Historic Site

Lid

Date:
1919-1940s
Creator:
Snap-On Socket Wrenches

This socket wrench lid provides evidence of the ranches and orchards that dominated the Manzanar landscape before World War II. It connects us to the families who carved out a living in this harsh, yet abundant landscape.

Description (physical):

Metal. L 17.8, W 12.5, D .5 cm

Location:
5001 Hwy. 395 Independence,California 93526
Identifier:
MANZ 3189
Institution:
Manzanar National Historic Site

Coffee Can

Date:
1928
Creator:
Maxwell House

The top of this coffee can carries these embossed words, "Maxwell House Coffee/100% Pure/Good to the Last Drop," and an image of an inverted coffee cup.

Description (physical):

Metal. H 15.5, Dia 10.5 cm

Location:
5001 Hwy. 395 Independence,California 93526
Identifier:
MANZ 3054
Institution:
Manzanar National Historic Site

Horseshoe

This horsehoe provides evidence of the ranches and orchards that dominated the Manzanar landscape before World War II.

Description (physical):

Metal. L 13, W 10 cm

Location:
5001 Hwy. 395 Independence,California 93526
Identifier:
MANZ 3021
Institution:
Manzanar National Historic Site