The Red Pony Will

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The Red Pony
By Will
John Steinbeck
• Born on February 27th, 1902 in Salinas,
California.
• Never graduated from Stanford.
• Awarded with the Nobel Prize in 1962.
• Wrote Of Mice and Men, The Grapes of Wrath,
East of Eden, In Dubious Battle, Travels with
Charley, The Red Pony, and more.
• Died December 20th, 1968 in New York City.
John Steinbeck
• Served as a World War II war correspondent in
1943.
• His Of Mice and Men was turned into a movie
in 1939.
• The movie The Grapes of Wrath won the
Pulitzer Prize in 1940.
• Most of his books were based on his
childhood, especially The Red Pony.
History of Salinas
• Was created when California became a
territory of the United States in the 1860’s.
• Smaller tribes of Indians were first to live in
the Salinas Valley.
• California received many people in the 1930’s
because of the “Dust Bowl.”
History of Salinas
• Salinas means “salt marsh.”
• Has the most people of any city in Monterey
County, California.
• The Salinas River goes through Salinas.
• The Salinas post office opened in 1854.
• The National Steinbeck Center, the Steinbeck
House and the John Steinbeck Library are all in
Salinas.
Ranching
• A landscape that may have various structures,
given primarily for the practice of ranching.
• In the 1930’s, many Californians were
ranchers.
• Animals that are on ranches are the same kind
that would be on farms.
Ranching
• In the 1700s, José de Escandón established
several large ranches along the Rio Grande.
• “Rancher,” “Cattleman,” “Stockgrower,” or
“Stockman” are usual names for ranch
owners.
• Ranching and the cowboy tradition originated
in Spain.
The 1930’s
• Money was scarce because of The Great
Depression.
• Movies, parlor games, and board games were
popular.
• Many people gathered around radios to listen
to the Yankees because they felt closer
together in the hard times..
The 1930’s
• The 1930’s were also known as the “Dirty
30’s” or the “Dust Bowl.”
• The 1930’s for Salinas were far less disruptive
than other parts of America’s farming
economy.
• Many amounts of people were unemployed in
the 1930’s because of The Great Depression.
The Care of Horses
• Give your horse a lot of water every day.
• Healthy horses will drink 25 to 30 gallons of
water a day.
• Make sure to groom your horse every time
before you ride it.
• Keep good care of the horse’s hooves.
The Care of Horses
• 3 acres for running room.
• Needs approximately 1.5% to 2.5% of its body
weight in food per day.
• A sturdy and well-made wooden post and rail
will work for horses great.
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