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Interview with Milam Thompson

A 90 minute interview with Milam Thompson, a camp cook on the Coastal Bend Ranches, talking about the life of the camp cook. This is the first interview with Milam.

Date: June 1, 1977


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Interview with Tony Lott

A 64 minute interview with Tony Lott, one of the cowhands on the Welder Vidauri Ranch talking about cowboy life.

Date: March 22, 1980


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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 Richard Harris and L.V. Terrell

Date: November 9, 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 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 Rafael de la Garza and Mary Adams

Date: December 4, 1982


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[Dennis O'Connor II] (January 13, 1940)
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[Hunting-3] (1930's)
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[Hunting-2] (1930's)
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[Hunting-10] (1930's)
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[Hunting-9] (1930's)
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[Hunting-8] (1930's)
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[Hunting-7] (1930's)
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[Hunting-6] (1930's)
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[Hunting-5] (1930's)
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[Hunting-4] (1930's)
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[Hunting-19] (1930's)
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[Hunting-18] (1930's)
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[Hunting-17] (ca. 1930)
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[Hunting-16] (ca. 1930)
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[Hunting-15] (ca. 1930)
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Documents (7)

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

Cattle Sales

A ledger containing cattle sale records for the O'Connor Brothers and Dennis Martin O'Connor. The columns are brands, number, class, to whom sold, owner or date of sale and whether paid or not. Later entries group sales by the year and then, still later entries are grouped by the person, either DM O'Connor as the seller or Philip Lambert as the buyer.,

Date: between 1888 and 1893
Total Pages: 92

Petty Cash

Financial ledger of Dennis Martin/Thomas Marion O'Connor, October 1889 - August 22, 1897. Petty Cash organized by month per page in the first section. D.M. O'Connor accounting begins on ledger page 100 (106) and T.M. O'Connor accounting begins on ledger page 150 (126).,

Date: between 1889 and 1897
Total Pages: 146

Little Joker The "Love at First Sight" Stallion

Article about a horse, "Little Joker", and his lineage. "Little Joker" was owned by Tom O'Connor, Jr., [IV] and previously owned by Orville Copeland.,

Date: February, 1949
Total Pages: 3

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