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Interview with Willie Brown, Sr.

A 186 minute interview with Willie Brown talking a lot about his father Louis Power, a revered foreman on the O'Connor Duke Ranch.

Date: October 29, 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., Abel "Guero" Perez, L.V. Terrell, and Willie Brown, Sr.

A wide ranging 250 minute interview with four cowhands who worked mostly on the O'Connor Ranches.

Date: December 6, 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 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 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 Daisy Avery

A 165 minute wide ranging interview with Cinderella "Daisy" Avery, ranch cook and cowhand, talking about her life as woman on the Coastal Bend ranches.

Date: January 7, 1983


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Interview with Milam Thompson and Wilma Copeland

A 350 minute wide ranging interview with Milam Thompson, camp cook, and Wilma Copeland, foreman's wife.

Date: January 11, 1983


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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 Jesus Ybarbo, Jesse Jones, Sr., Dan Youngblood, and Ananias Cook

A 270 minute wide ranging interview/discussion with four of the cowhands who worked on the cattle ranches in the Texas Coastal Bend.

Date: January 26, 1983


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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

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