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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 Milam Thompson

A 65 minute interview with Milam Thompson, camp cook on the Coastal Bend ranches. Milam recounts his early life.

Date: January 1, 1978


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Interview with Alice Lee Youngblood Cook

Date: June 1, 1979


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Interview with Alice Cook and Laura Hopkins

A 55 minute interview with Laura Hopkins accompanied by Alice Cook talking about Lewis Bend and the early twentieth century. Ms. Hopkins was the oldest member of the Lewis' Bend community.

Date: June 22, 1979


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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 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, 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 Buster Bickford and Freddy Fagan

A wide ranging 185 minute interview with two smaller ranching family members in the Coastal Bend.

Date: January 5, 1983


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Austwell (September, 1937)
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Cotton Gin in Austwell (September, 1937)
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Vidauri Hotel (1940's)
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Documents (5)

Notes from Allhands, J. L. Gringo builders, Privately printed, 1931 Barbed wire

Article about the history of barbed wire fencing and the advent of the railroad in the Coastal Bend.

Date: 1931
Total Pages: 2

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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 and his ranch.,

Date: 1940's
Total Pages: 160

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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

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