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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 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 J. Y. Lott, Tony Lott, Ananias Cook, Dan Youngblood, Nat Nixon, and Alice Cook

A wide ranging 286 minute interview with 4 cowhands who worked mainly on the Welder Vadauri Ranch and joined by Nat Nixon who was primarily a "dirt" man. Alice Cook rarely joins the conversation.

Date: December 13, 1982


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Interview with Rev. Mack Williams

Date: January 31, 1983


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Interview with Violena Elliot and Robbie Youngblood

An 134 minute interview primarily with Violena Elliot, wife of noted O'Connor cowhand Will Elliot.

Date: February 11, 1983


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Interview with Gertrude Patterson

A wide ranging 190 minute interview with Gertrude Patterson, a Louisiana native and ranch cook for the Welders Vadauri Ranch for eight years.

Date: February 11, 1983


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Interview with Tom Rodgers

A 116 minute wide ranging interview with Tom Rodgers, the highly respected Tom Ball's nephew. Mr. Rodgers talks about Tom and offers his observations on being a cowhand.

Date: June 22, 1983


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Vidauri Mercantile (between 1920 and 1940)
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[Dressed for Sunday] (between 1955 and 1965)
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[Children at Church] (between 1955 and 1965)
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Documents (2)

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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