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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 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 Richard Harris, Rafael De La Garza, and Milam Thompson

A 237 minute wide ranging interview with Richard Harris, forman on the Murphy Ranch, Rafael De La Garza, tophand, and Milam Thompson, camp cook on the Coastal Bend Ranches.

Date: January 17, 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 J. Y. Lott, K. J. Oliver, Nathaniel Youngblood, Pete Brown, Johnny de la Garza, Sonny Brown, Julian Tijerina, Jr., Ervin Brown, Elias de la Garza, Alex de la Garza, Milam Thompson, Tony Lott, and Simmie Rydolph

A 160 minute interview with thirteen of the Coastal Bend cowhands. Louise O'Connor goes through a list of old cowhands asking them if they know them.

Date: July 18, 1989


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Interview with Rev. Mack Williams

A 151 minute interview with Rev. Mack Williams in the old black O'Connor cemetery talking about who is buried there.

Date: December 2, 1997


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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

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

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