Gary Gragnani


Gary

1949 Born in Fresno California, Raised on ranch in western Fresno County, Grandfather worked for Miller & Lux, Father had diversified farm & cattle ranch

1955 -1963    Attended Tranquillity Elementary School

1963-1967 Attended Tranqullity High School

1967–1972    Attended Cal Poly – Ag Business Management major Rodeo – team roped

1973-1974 Worked @ Harris Feedlot - Worked for Kaiser-Etna Cattle Ranch - Started Cattle Operation

1974-1986 Managed Shasta Springs Cattle Co. - Operated Siskiyou Stockyards - Movie part in Standing Tall – Chuck Connors & Linda Evans

1986-1993 Managed Victor Gragnani & Sons – Farming Operation - Attended Western College of Auctioneering – Billings, Montana

1994 -2008  President River Cross, Inc – Almonds, Wine Grapes & Cattle - Conducted Horse Sales, Antique & Western Collectible Sales - Farm Equipment Sales, Heavy Equipment Sales, etc.  - Started Gary Gragnani Sales Management.

 2004-2008  Purchased and ran Spanish Springs Ranch – Guest Ranch - conducted rodeos, concerts, weddings, reunions, conferences, etc.

 1967-2008  Played Guitar and sang in several bands in California for rodeos, weddings, parties, fairs etc. Opened for Travis Tritt in Indio, California.  Music for the Red Bluff Bull & Gelding Sale.      Put on concerts featuring Don Edwards, Tom Russel & Dave   Stamey.  Played music in Reno, Nevada – Hearst Castle – Petaluma  Cowboy Poetry Show – Sonora – King City – Los Banos –  Jamestown – Yreka – Woody – Coalinga – Visalia – Kerman –  Klamath Falls – Anahim Lake, British Columbia – Paris, France -  Redding – Yosemite – Kennedy Meadows – Raymond – Parkfield –  San Luis Obispo – Santa Margarita – Weed – Wickenburg, Ariz. –


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