2005.047.004

Catalog Date: 
12/18/2005
Gparent: 
2: Building Furnishings
Classes: 
Bedding
Collection: 
John & Grace Mainvil Collection
Object Name: 
Blanket
Owned: 
Mainvil family
Parent: 
Bedding
People: 
Mailvil, John Mainvil, Grace
Record As: 
Gift
Record Date: 
12/16/05
Record From: 
John and Grace Mainvil
Subjects: 
Bedding Sleeping customs
Light green and cream colored blanket used on the Mainvil ranches in either Weiser, Idaho, Riverside, California, or Laview, California. This blanket was used by a sheepherder in his canvas bedroll. It is very worn from years of hard use. There is a pattern on the blanket that consists of a zig-zag fence at the top and bottom. A pattern of two cowboys on bucking broncos repeats across the top and bottom behind the fences. In the center of the blanket there are five lines of patterns. From the bottom up, a row of cowboy boots with spurs, a row of buffalo, a row of coyotes howling at the moon, another row of buffalo (facing opposite direction), and another row of cowboy boots with spurs (facing opposite direction). Grace married John Mainvil in 1952. They owned a sheep ranch in Riverside, California and later leased another ranch in Laview, CA. They worked these ranches from 1952 to 1972. In 1968, they also bought a sheep ranch in Weiser, Idaho, and ran all the ranches until 1972.