Cutting hay on Caron Ranch
Black and white snapshot depicting cutting hay on the James Caron ranch near Columbine in Routt County, Colorado, circa 1925-1927. The photo shows two white horses hitched to a mower in a hay field.
Virginia Dantice Goodman (1911-1982) moved to Hahns Peak, Colorado in 1913 with her parents Harvey Albert Dantice (1879-1970) and Muriel Elizabeth (Newton) Dantice (1884-1971). In 1922, the family moved to the James Caron ranch near Columbine, Colorado, where Harvey worked and the family lived until June 1927. The Dantice family then resettled in the San Luis Valley near Del Norte, Colorado. Virginia drove a school bus in Del Norte from 1929-1930 before marrying Oscar Daniel Joel Goodman (1903-1973) in May 1930. The couple worked on cattle ranches in southern Colorado and, from November 1931 to the spring of 1932, ran cattle with Harvey Albert Dantice at the Marve Woods ranch south of Monte Vista. They subsequently rode as cattle herders for the Woods, McNeil, and Hocker cattlemen until 1934, when they moved to Sargent, Colorado, where Oscar Goodman did irrigation ditch maintenance for the Rio Grande Canal Co. In 1935, the couple worked as caretakers for the Santa Maria Reservoir near Creede, Colorado, where they lived until 1939. Virginia and Oscar Goodman later settled in Del Norte, where their first daughter, Betty May, was born in 1946, and a second daughter, Linda Lee, was born in 1951.
Gift of Linda Goodman Stewart, 2014.