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Interview with Tom O'Connor, Jr. IV and Dennis Williams

Date: October 26, 1982


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Interview with L.V. Terrell

A 53 minute wide ranging interview with L.V. Terrell, ranch hand on the O'Connor Ranches.

Date: November 10, 1982


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Interview with L.V. Terrell, Milam Thompson, and Rafael de la Garza

A 319 minute interview with Rafael de la Garza with Milam Thompson and L.V. Terrell helping to ask questions. All are cowhands on the Coastal Bend ranches.

Date: November 17, 1982


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Interview with Rusty Coward and Dorothy Truman Coward

A 220 minute wide ranging interview with mainly Rusty Coward, foreman on the O'Connor Melon Creek Ranch. His father and uncle were also Melon Creek foreman.

Date: November 30, 1982


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Interview with Jesse Jones, Sr., Guerro Perez, L.V. Terrell, and Willie Brown, Sr.

A 243 minute interview with Jesse Jones, Abel "Guerro" Perez, L.V. Terrell and Willie Brown. The first half they are identifying photos and the second half telling stories.

Date: December 7, 1982


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Interview with J. Y. Lott, Tony Lott, Ananias Cook, Dan Youngblood, Nat Nixon, and Alice Cook

A wide ranging 286 minute interview with 4 cowhands who worked mainly on the Welder Vadauri Ranch and joined by Nat Nixon who was primarily a "dirt" man. Alice Cook rarely joins the conversation.

Date: December 13, 1982


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Interview with Violena Elliot and Robbie Youngblood

An 134 minute interview primarily with Violena Elliot, wife of noted O'Connor cowhand Will Elliot.

Date: February 11, 1983


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Interview with Gertrude Patterson and Bailey Shaw

Date: March 22, 1983


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Interview with Earl Ward

A wide ranging 195 minute interview with Earl Ward, a foremen and one of the few anglo cowhands in the Coastal Bend until the late 20th century.

Date: June 9, 1983


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Interview with Julian Tijerina, Jr., Henry Tijerina, Sam de la Garza, Johnny de la Garza, and Jesus Ybarbo

A 234 minute interview with Julian and Henry Tijerina, Sam and Johnny de la Garza and Jesus Ybarbo, cowhands on the Coastal Bend ranches.

Date: August 4, 1983


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Old Port Copano [ruins] (between 1900 and 1920)
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Old Port Copano [ruins #2] (between 1900 and 1920)
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Shipping Port at Copano (between 1900 and 1920)
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Old Port Copano [ruins #3] (between 1900 and 1920)
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Skunks!!! Save Santa! (between 1900 and 1920)
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Melon Creek cattle (between 1900 and 1920)
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Documents (3)

A History of the Thomas O'Connor Ranch, 1834-1939 by Sister Margaret Rose Warburton, C.D.P.

A dissertation submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School of Arts ansd Ciences of the Catholic University of America of the life of Irish immagrant, Thomas O'Connor and his ranch.,

Date: 1940's
Total Pages: 160

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Cryin' For Daylight: Ranching Culture in the Texas Coastal Bend

The Coastal Bend region of Texas embodies a rich and ethnically diverse cattle ranching heritage. For the first volume in her continuing effort to document this 155 year old culture, Louise S. O'Connor interviewed and photographed scores of men and women who have lived and worked on the ranches of the Texas Gulf Coast.,

Date: 1989
Total Pages: 348

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