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Interview with Freddy Fagan

A 118 minute wide ranging interview with Freddy Fagan, an excellent horseman and member of the pioneering Fagan ranching family.

Date: November 7, 1982


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Interview with Herbert "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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Interview with J. Y. Lott, Tony Lott, Dan Youngblood, Nathaniel Youngblood, and Ananias Cook

A 7.5 hour wide ranging interview with J. Y. Lott, Tony Lott, Dan Youngblood, Nathaniel Youngblood, and Ananias Cook, all cowhands on the Welder Vadauri Ranch.

Date: January 19, 1983


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Interview with Rev. Mack Williams

Date: January 31, 1983


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Interview with Monroe "Bailey" Shaw and Warner Isaiah

A 135 minute wide ranging interview with Monroe "Bailey" Shaw and Warner "Goody" Isaiah. Goody was a cowhand a short time, Bailey worked on many ranches throughout the Coastal Bend.

Date: February 9, 1983


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Interview with Clayton Leon Isaiah and L.V. Terrell

A 213 minute wide ranging discussion with two O'Connor tophands, Clayton Isaiah and L.V. Terrell.

Date: June 1, 1983


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Interview with McKinley Williams and Horace Joshlin

A 135 minute wide ranging interview with McKinley Williams and Horace Joshlin, two cowhands on the Coastal Bend Ranches

Date: April 28, 1984


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Interview with Ester Garrett, Lola Adams, Leo Rice, and Pearlie Pleasant

An 84 minute interview with Ester Garrett and Leo Rice, brother and sister, along with Lola Adams and Pearlie Pleasant all related to Parson Isaiah Weathers. The talk about Lewis' Bend among other things.

Date: October 2, 1984


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Interview with Anita Linney

A 163 minute interview with Anita Linney, wife of foreman Orion Linney, talking about Orion and their time on the O'Connor Salt Creek Ranch.

Date: December 5, 1984


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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

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

Land ledger, June 22, 1889 - January 7, 1895. Land inventory and miscellaneous.

A ledger tracking land ownership by person including acres and prices paid in Refugio County as well as Refugio township, Aransas, La Salle, San Patricio, Nueces, and McMullen Counties. Also a page tracking expenses for feeding horses and cows,

Date: between 1889 and 1895
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

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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