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

A 243 minute interview with Jesse Jones, Abel "Guerro" Perez, L.V. Terrell and Willie Brown. The first half they are identifying photos and the second half telling stories.

Date: December 7, 1982


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Interview with Clayton Isaiah

A 235 wide ranging interview with Clayton Isaiah, a cowhand mainly on the O'Connor Melon Creek Ranch. The interview takes place in a rest home after Clayton has had a stroke.

Date: January 24, 1983


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Interview with Gertrude Patterson and Bailey Shaw

Date: March 22, 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 Julian Tijerina, Jr., Henry Tijerina, Sam de la Garza, Johnny de la Garza, and Jesus Ybarbo

A 234 minute interview with Julian and Henry Tijerina, Sam and Johnny de la Garza and Jesus Ybarbo, cowhands on the Coastal Bend ranches.

Date: August 4, 1983


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Interview with Rusty Coward, Rumaldo Perez, Jr., Guerro Perez, and Kai Buckert

A 74 minute interview with Rusty Coward, Guerro Perez, Rumaldo Perez, and Kai Buckert talking about ranching with helicopters.

Date: June 15, 1987


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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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