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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 Jesse Jones, Sr., L.V. Terrell, and Willie Brown, Sr.

A 271 minute, wide ranging interview with three of the O'Connor cowhands.

Date: November 18, 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 Rev. Mack Williams

Date: January 31, 1983


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Interview with Bailey Shaw

A 350 minute wide ranging interview with Bailey Shaw, a cowhand on the Coastal Bend Ranches. L.V. Terrell is in the background.

Date: February 2, 1983


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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 Quinn Love and Leo Scott

A 217 minute wide ranging interview/discussion with two cowhands who worked on the Texas Coastal Bend ranches.

Date: March 26, 1983


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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

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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