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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

Milam's Revelation Cookbook: A Legacy of Food and Knowledge from the Black Culture of the Texas Coastal Bend

"I learned to cook through revelation and the five senses. I didn't have no cookbooks. I learned to cook down through time by seein', hearin', smellin', feelin'." ,

Date: 2006
Total Pages: 314

Tales From the San'tone River Bottom: A Cultural History: Origins (Vol. 1)

Historians generally tell only about history. Louise O'Connor has chosen to use a new approach, letting the people themselves tell their own story, in their own words through the new approach of oral history. Using transcriptions of those interviewed, she lets them tell their own tales. In using such an approach, she is giving the world a fifty-yard-line seat to the real drama which cannot be duplicated anywhere else.,

Date: November, 1998
Total Pages: 280

Tales From the San'tone River Bottom: Historic Times (Volume 2)

During the twentieth century, these people of the Texas Coastal Bend were there. They saw, they lived, they processed it, and then they told it to me with their usual clarity. Some of it is sad, some of it is funny, and all is a profound insight into the changes, influences, events and reactions to events experienced by the men, women, and children of the Texas Coastal Bend. ,

Date: 2002
Total Pages: 253

Financial ledger Martin O'Connor

Financial ledger of Martin O'Connor, from his time at St. Edwards College in Austin, Texas.,

Date: February, 1893
Total Pages: 9

Ledger from the River Ranch.

This ledger is probably the property of Lester Long, foreman at the River Ranch in the 1940s. Listing of names with tally marks for possibly days worked. Names are: Tom O'Connor, Lester Long, Rafel Hernandes, Edgar Long, Jim Louis, Alfonso Solis, Gregorio Solis, Victor Moraida, Steve Tiderina, Roman Jimenes, Rafel Garsa, Rafel Garsa Jr., Lupe Garsa, Juan Rodrigues, Romana H, Martin, John T, Lons Edwards. Miscellaneous lists for groceries, notations of mathmatics and other notations. ,

Date: 1940's
Total Pages: 40

Financial ledger of Martin O'Connor, November 1, 1896 - August 2, 1897. From his time at St. Edwards College in Austin, Texas.

A ledger containing an accounting of a hardware business started by Martin O'Connor.,

Date: between 1896 and 1897
Total Pages: 94

Financial ledger of Dennis Martin O'Connor and O'Connor Brothers, December 17, 1887 - December 31, 1892

A ledger tracking employee purchases and work payments.,

Date: between 1887 and 1892
Total Pages: 113

Financial ledger of Dennis Martin O'Connor and O'Connor Brothers, December 18, 1887 - December 15, 1891.

A ledger tracking the employee accounts of D.M. O'Connor. There is a listing of days worked and tasks done and pay due as well as expenses and items purchased.,

Date: between 1887 and 1891
Total Pages: 262

Financial ledger, April 1, 1888 - May 1895. General business ledger and expense account.

A ledger containing records for employees, cattle, and land accounts, as well as loan records.,

Date: between 1888 and 1895
Total Pages: 153

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