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GENTLE GIANTS: WINDOW TO OUR HERITAGE
  

Each year on Labor Day weekend, the Britt Draft Horse Association hosts a draft horse show at the Hancock County Fairgrounds in Britt, Iowa. In 1991, six members of the board of directors (Gordon Carlson, Bob Hiscocks, Melodie Hiscocks, Randy Hiscocks, Jim Wilcox, and Linda Schuster) spoke with Helen Gunderson, who recorded their conversation and wove their words with video footage she had shot at the 1990 and 1991 shows to produce a 22-minute program for the group. In 2010, Helen digitized the program and divided it into the following three segments to be shown on YouTube. For further information, contact us or the Britt Draft Horse Association.
   

 

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CREDITS

GENTLE GIANTS: WINDOW TO OUR HERITAGE

Produced and directed by Helen D. Gunderson

Edited by Helen D. Gunderson and Sarah McNair.

Narrated by Erma White.

Guitar and banjo music by Dan Miller.

Interview participants: Gordon Carlson, Bob Hiscocks, Melodie Hiscocks, Randy Hiscocks, Jim Wilcox, and Linda Schuster.

Archival photographs: the State Historical Society of Iowa and the Percheron Horse Association of America.

Scenes from the Living History Farms and other historical reenactments are from the films: When We Farmed with Horses by The Media Production Unit at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, and Seeds of Survival by the Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company in Grinnell, Iowa.

Funded in part by the Iowa Humanities Board and the National Endowment for the Humanities. This video does not necessarily reflect the views of the IHB or NEH.

Humanities consultants: Dr. Richard Willham of Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, and David Miles of the Living History Farms at Urbandale, Iowa.

All rights reserved, 1991.