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Interview with Douglas Franklin, Sr., Tony Lott, Dan Youngblood, and Milam Thompson

A 65 minute wide ranging interview with Douglas Franklin, Tony Lott, Dan Youngblood and Milam Thompson, cowhands on the Coastal Bend Ranches

Date: March 22, 1980


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Interview with Daisy Avery

Date: December 3, 1982


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Interview with Jesus Ybarbo, Jesse Jones, Sr., Dan Youngblood, and Ananias Cook

A 270 minute wide ranging interview/discussion with four of the cowhands who worked on the cattle ranches in the Texas Coastal Bend.

Date: January 26, 1983


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Interview with Rev. Mack Williams

Date: January 31, 1983


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Interview with Gertrude Patterson

A wide ranging 190 minute interview with Gertrude Patterson, a Louisiana native and ranch cook for the Welders Vadauri Ranch for eight years.

Date: February 11, 1983


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Interview with Rafael de la Garza and Richard Harris

A 138 minute wide ranging discussion with two of the oldest interviewees who worked on the Texas Coastal Bend ranches.

Date: March 29, 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 Rev. Henry Charleston

A 219 minute wide ranging interview with Henry Charleston, a resident of the Coastal Bend with a great knowledge of the natural world.

Date: February 3, 1984


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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

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