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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 Willie Brown, Sr.

A 186 minute interview with Willie Brown talking a lot about his father Louis Power, a revered foreman on the O'Connor Duke Ranch.

Date: October 29, 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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Jim Coward (1940's)
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Jim Coward with prairie chickens (between 1927 and 1930)
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Jim Coward at Melon Ranch (January 21, 1940)
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Documents (6)

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

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

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

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

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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