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Interview with Jesus Ybarbo

A 67 minute wide ranging interview with Jesus Ybarbo a cowhand and then a yard man for the Gaffneys and eventually caretaker of the River Ranch cemetery.

Date: September 3, 1982


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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 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 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 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 Dennis Vincent Williams

A 126 minute wide ranging interview with Dennis Williams, foremen primarily for Tom O'Connor Jr.

Date: February 10, 1983


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Interview with E.J. Garza, K. J. Oliver, Jesse Jones, Sr., Nick Rivas, Mike Rivas, and John Brown

A 367 minute interview, wide ranging interview with six of the cowhands working on the Coastal Bend ranches.

Date: February 18, 1984


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Interview with Claude Kerry McCan, Jr.

Date: February 21, 1984


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DO'C on pony (between 1914 and 1918)
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Nest of "Sennett's Hawk" (March 24, 1914)
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Documents (6)

A Texas Ranch Northern Impression of Southern Men and Methods

A handwritten copy of a Oklahoma newspaper article in which the author (Harlan) describes a visit to the O'Connor River Ranch just before the big division.

Date: March 17, 1904
Total Pages: 8

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Ledger from the River Ranch. ,

This ledger is probably the property of Lester Long, foreman at the River Ranch in the 1940s. Listing of names with tally marks for possibly days worked. Names are: Tom O'Connor, Lester Long, Rafel Hernandes, Edgar Long, Jim Louis, Alfonso Solis, Gregorio Solis, Victor Moraida, Steve Tiderina, Roman Jimenes, Rafel Garsa, Rafel Garsa Jr., Lupe Garsa, Juan Rodrigues, Romana H, Martin, John T, Lons Edwards. Miscellaneous lists for groceries, notations of mathmatics and other notations. ,

Date: 1940's
Total Pages: 40

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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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O'Connor Bros. Ranch Churches

Notes of the History of St Anthony-In-The-Woods-Chapel and it's physical characteristics, stories of the Priests and Bishops who came there, and the storm that brought it down.

Date: between 1944 and 1950
Total Pages: 3

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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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