Doc Fischer discusses Nevada buckaroos |

Doc Fischer discusses Nevada buckaroos

Staff Reports
Todd Morgan of Todd Morgan and the Emblems will be performing at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park on July 25.

This month, historian Dr. Michael Fischer will speak on the history of the Nevada Buckaroo at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park.

Fischer’s program “The Nevada Buckaroo from the Ground Up – His Heritage, Gear and Traditions,” will focus on the cowboys of the Great Basin.

He will present at 10 a.m. July 27.

Deeply rooted in the vaquero tradition, connections of vocabulary, equipment and procedure are easily noted in today’s Nevada cowboy. At its conclusion, the audience will have an in-depth knowledge of why so many things are done the same way they were 100 years ago.

Fischer also will speak on the livestock management practices and agricultural personnel of the old H.F. Dangberg Land and Live Stock Company. The question will be answered as to whether it was a sheep or cattle operation.

Fischer was raised and educated in Reno public schools, and earned a bachelor of science degree from the University of Nevada, Reno and a doctor of dental surgery degree from the University of Southern California.

He served two terms on the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, including as chairman.

After working in private practice for 31 years, Fischer retired from dentistry and was appointed director of the Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs, serving in the cabinets of Gov. Gibbons and Gov. Sandoval.

He is now an independent scholar whose interests include the history of Nevada cowboys and ranching, politics, bootlegging, gambling and crime.

“Dr. Fischer is a wealth of information on both the well-known and little-known history of Carson Valley, and Northern Nevada. We are always pleased when he agrees to give a presentation at the park,” Harris said.

Service animals only. Guests are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy as no food or beverages will be sold at either of these events.

The Dangberg ranch house will be open for one hour before each event for anyone who would like an introduction to the park’s history.

The 2019 Dangberg Summer Festival is sponsored by Douglas County, Bently Heritage, Carson Valley Accounting, Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce, Dr. James the Dentist, Edward Jones Investments-Tim Cleveland, Horse Tales, Carson Valley Inn, Holiday Inn Express-Minden, Jacobs Family Berry Farm, Nevada State Bank and the Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation.

The full 2019 Dangberg Summer Festival event schedule is available at