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Interview with Jesus Ybarbo

A 67 minute wide ranging interview with Jesus Ybarbo a cowhand and then a yard man for the Gaffneys and eventually caretaker of the River Ranch cemetery.

Date: September 3, 1982


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Interview with L.V. Terrell and Guerro Perez

A 500 minute wide ranging interview with L.V. Terrell and Abel "Guerro" Perez, cowhands on the Coastal Bend Ranches. They tell many stories of riding and roping and their horses.

Date: October 7, 1982


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Interview with Henry Morrow, Leo Scott, and Kemper Stoner Williams, Jr.

A 270 minute wide ranging interview/discussion with Henry Morrow from the Morrow ranching family and Leo Scott a cowhand on the Texas Coastal Bend ranches.

Date: March 4, 1983


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Interview with Mike Adames, Sr., Mike Adames, Jr., Lee Powell, Tony Urbano, and Porfirio Urbano

A 234 minute, wide ranging interview with five cowhands from the McFaddin Ranch.

Date: April 19, 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 Claude Kerry McCan, Jr.

Date: February 21, 1984


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Interview with Claude Kerry McCan, Jr.

A 47 minute interview with Kerry McCan talking about the history of the McFaddin Ranch. The second part of interview is a 23 minute recording of a dinner conversation.

Date: May 20, 1987


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Interview with J. Y. Lott, K. J. Oliver, Nathaniel Youngblood, Pete Brown, Johnny de la Garza, Sonny Brown, Julian Tijerina, Jr., Ervin Brown, Elias de la Garza, Alex de la Garza, Milam Thompson, Tony Lott, and Simmie Rydolph

A 160 minute interview with thirteen of the Coastal Bend cowhands. Louise O'Connor goes through a list of old cowhands asking them if they know them.

Date: July 18, 1989


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Porfirio Urbano, Vic. (June 9, 1977)
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Porfirio Urbano (between 1980 and 1983)
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Documents (3)

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

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

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 [I] and his ranch.,

Date: 1940's
Total Pages: 160

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