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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 Richard Harris

A 264 minute wide ranging interview/discussion with Richard Harris, long time foreman on the Murphy ranches.

Date: March 28, 1983


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Interview with Charlie Hernandez

A 275 minute wide ranging interview with Charlie Hernandez, a foreman on the Thomas Marion O'Connor Ranches.

Date: April 13, 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 Alex de la Garza, Elias de la Garza, Johnny de la Garza, Pancho Perez, Jr., Steve Rubio, Jr., Julian Tijerina, Jr., Manuel Tijerina, Jesus Ybarbo, Armando Tijerina, Eddie Rubio, Kai Buckert, and Joe Keefe

A 377 minute interview with a group of Mexican cowhands and a couple of younger Anglos who are coming up. All work the Coastal Bend ranches.

Date: January 13, 1984


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Interview with Rafael de la Garza

Date: March 29, 1984


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Interview with Dr. Spec Phillips, D.V.M.

An 50 minute wide ranging interview with Spec Phillips, a veterinarian and cowhand as a young man on the Coastal Bend Ranches.

Date: August 26, 1987


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Images (259)

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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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[Two-man railcar] (ca. 1930)
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Skyroberzek (1890's)
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Robert and Dennis (between 1915 and 1918)
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Documents (1)

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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