2019 JAN FEB DOWN COUNTRY ROADS MAGAZINE DCR Jan.Feb.2019 web - Page 15

Jim and Brenda Lintz stand outside one of the homestead cabins on their ranch near Hermosa. This log cabin was built by Jim’s great-uncle, Mark Lintz. The historic Lintz ranch situated along Grace Coolidge Creek west of Hermosa is 1,321 miles from Hollywood, Calif., but that hasn’t stopped owner Jim Lintz from being involved in the movie business. I Almost­30­years­ago,­one­of­those­“somethings”­became In­fact,­that­involvement,­which­includes­the­ranch­being used­as­a­movie­set­on­several­occasions,­is­just­one­of­several working­as­a­medic­on­a­number­of­movie­sets­in­the­Black creative­enterprises­that­have­helped­keep­the­operation­afloat Hills­region.­ Movies & Medics over­the­years. Sitting­with­a­cup­of­coffee­in­the­kitchen­of­the­ranch­house “It’s­always­been­too­small­to­make­a­living­on,”­says­Lintz of­the­just­under­1,000-acre­ranch­on­S.D.­Highway­36­that­has recently­with­his­wife,­Brenda,­and­son­Brian­nearby,­Lintz­re- lated­the­unique­set­of­circumstances­that­led­to­his­years­of been­home­to­five­generations­of­Lintzes.­ “We­run­100­head­of­cows.­A­hundred­head­of­cows­doesn’t involvement­in­the­film­industry.­ “Well,­I­was­injured­[while­working­construction]­and­I­had make­a­living.­That’s­why­I­was­always­doing­something­on signed­up­for­workman’s­comp,”­Lintz­said,­“and­they­called the­side.”­ Story by Ron Burtz • Photography by Ron Burtz & Brenda Lintz DOWN COUNTRY ROADS 15