Kate Peterson Mailliard talks about sheep ranching in the Anderson Valley

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An extract from the KRON-TV Assignment Four special report called A Gift of Time from 1966, featuring an interview with Kate Peterson Mailliard (1892-1979), who talks about working on the Mailliard Ranch in Mendocino County's Anderson Valley, located in-between Yorkville and Boonville. Narrator Jerry Jensen describes how Peterson Mailliard originally learned sheep ranching - "I had to learn from scratch" - on the 17,000 acre Maillard Ranch during World War II, which she and her late husband Jack Ward Mailliard, Jr. had purchased in 1925. With her sons actively engaged in armed service in the Pacific arena and her husband working for the government, she managed the ranch and states: "I had no idea how hard it was going to be." Includes views of men working on the ranch, of Peterson Mailliard feeding a kid goat and also relating an anecdote about being thrown from her horse that year during a family visit to Montana and cracking a vertebra in the fall. This segment was written and produced by Al Berglund, with camerawork by John Hines and Charles Stanyan. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

Note that the full version of A Gift of Time will be released in DIVA later in June 2022.

This 16mm film print was remastered in 4K (4096 x 2970) using a Lasergraphics ScanStation film scanner, in June 2022. Film shrinkage was measured in JUne 2022 at 0.10%. 

16mm color print, with optical soundtrack
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mp4 file
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Young Broadcasting of San Francisco, Inc.
KRON 37-2

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