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.

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19th century a rancher's legacy acquisition of land adversity American Indians anticipation of working cattle artistic skills attachment to the land bailing hay baptisms barns begin cowboy work begin ranch work birds birth stories black culture Black history blacksmith shops bootlegging boots bossing Brahmas branding branding iron breakdown of morality breeding brush work buggies bulls camaraderie camp cooks camp food camp houses camp life cattle behaviors cattle breeds cattle buyers cattle pens cattle work cattle work techniques cattle work timetable celebrations change is inevitable change is troubling changed attitudes towards cowboying changes in cattle changes in cattle work techniques changes in ranch economics changes in religious culture changes in the weather characteristics of women chauffeurs childhood childhood activities childhood chores childhood work choosing town vs. rural life Christmas chuck wagons church buildings church socializing clergymen clothing cold weather community changes community life community values cooks cotton gin cowboy ability cowboy ambition cowboy as owner cowboy characteristics cowboy clothes cowboy code cowboy dedication cowboy family life cowboy hats cowboy initiation Cowboy language cowboy life cowboy pride cowboy recreation cowboy sensitivity cowboy toughness cowboy view of land cowboy view of ranches cowboys cowmen coyotes craftsmen cultural changes daily tasks dancing dangerous work dating death by accident death by illness desire to preserve nature dipping doctoring doctors dogs domestic work domestics dreaming of working cattle drinking driving cattle droughts economic changes economics education enjoyment of work era after fencing era after helicopters era after trucks era before electricity era before fencing ethnic culture ethnic groups ethnic work cultures european origins faith family economics family history family life family values farm work farming favorite experiences feelings for horses fence work fences firearms first time experiences folk medicine food foremen funeral ritual funerals gambling genealogy general merchandise stores generational cowboying generational ranching going behind boss's back going up the trail gooseneck trailers gospel music government regulation grass Great Depression grocery stores group photograph Gulf Coast hard work hardship health care helicopters herd roping Herefords heroes hogs holding land at all costs home furnishings home remedies horse breaking horse care horse names horse quality horse riding horse riding skill horse use horses pulling buggies hours worked household appliances household life houses how we came here hunting for survival illness impact of electricity impact of trucks and trailers importance of horses improvised play increase of brush on prairie influences informal rodeos injury instinct for cowboying interview process Irish culture Irish history isolation joke telling Juneteenth kangaroo court knowledge of cattle land conservation land ownership changes land stewardship responsibility land use lawmen learning to cowboy learning to ranch learning to ride living in nature living without amenities Longhorns looking for better pay loss of community spirit loss of land love of nature making do marketing cattle marriages mechanization of work men's vs. women's values mentoring merchants Mexican culture Mexican history midwifery midwives modern cowboys modern ranching mosquitos murders music making myths nature providing food night riding non-cowboy occupations O'Connor family history O'Connor Ranches, Inc. oil boom oil boom economic impact on ranching old cowboys open work outlaws outside cultural experiences outsider perspectives outsider views of coastal bend pasture locations pasture riders patron system payscales pen work personal economics personal faith personal life personal origins perspectives on life pitching horses playing church playing cowboy politics portraits power and control pranks prestige professional influences quilting race relations raising children ranch brands ranch businesses ranch chores ranch cooks ranch economics ranch family members ranch history ranch infrastructure ranch knowledge ranch life ranch origins ranch personalities rancher characteristics rancher code rancher dedication rancher family life rancher fearlessness rancher integrity rancher perseverance rancher pride rancher recreation rancher sensitivity rancher toughness rancher/cowboy relationships ranchers ranches recipes recreational hunting reflections on aging reflections on dying relationship with nature religious activities religious groups remudas river bottoms rivers rodeos ropes roping saddles saloons school children schools securing food for survival self reliance sense of belonging sense of ownership settlements sewing shipping shops skinning dead cattle slavery snakes social events songs spurs stampedes storms subsistence economy tasso teachers teaching technological changes telephone service tents Texas Coastal Bend pioneers Texas War of Independence impact on TCB throwing calves time at ranch tophands towns train service trains travel outside the Coastal Bend uniqueness of culture uniqueness of land value of land veterinarians view of bosses view of cattle view of cowhands view of women as ranchers vintage cars voodoo practice water wells weather signs what makes a cowboy why cowboy why ranch wildlife windmills women ranchers women taking on male roles women's impact on family life women's roles in the family women's roles on the ranch women's support of cowboys women's toughness work signals working at different ranches World War 1 and 2 impact on TCB
People
Mike Adames, Jr. Mike Adames, Sr. Lola Adams Billy Albrecht Caroline Albrecht Christoph Albrecht Frederick C. Albrecht William F. "Bill" Albrecht, [I] Preston Rose Austin Daisy Avery Dick Avery Jim Avery, Sr. Clyde Bauer Thomas Traylor Bauer Alan Benson Monroe Benson Joe Bianchi John Bianchi Buster Bickford Bear Bland Mary Braman Barbara Briggs Jim Lewis Brown John Brown Norvell Brown Pete Brown Sylvester Brown Kai Buckert Emma Campbell Ascension Campos Charlie Cantu Paulino Cantu Don Carleton Jose Casas Rafael Casas Charlie Christianson John Cliburn Lela Cliburn Quinta Collins Ananias Cook Spence Cook Orville G. Copeland Wilma Copeland Dorothy Coward Ed Coward Eulalia Coward Jim Coward Rusty Coward Albert Cunningham Laurine Cunningham Alex de la Garza Elias de la Garza Lucy de la Garza Rafael de la Garza Sam de la Garza Martin de Leon Joe de los Santos Dr. Pattie Dodson Dr. William Milton Dodson Dr. George E. Glover, Jr. Dr. Spec Phillips, D.V.M. Lucas DuBois, Jr. Albert Duke Henry Dunman, Sr. Isaac "Ike" Dunman Joe Dunman Lonze Edwards John H. Elkins Nettie Elkins Vallie Elliot Violena Elliot Will Elliot Armour Fagan Freddy Fagan Frederick William Fagan Nicholas Fagan Pete Fagan Roger Fleming Grace Fossati Charlie Fox Grace Katherine Murphy Gaffney Juan Garcia E.J. Garza Walter Garza Irvin Gipson Oscar "Monk" Gipson Paul "Blue" Gipson Felice Gonzales Jose Maria Gonzales Mauro Gonzales Fritz Green Levy Green Tom Green Claudie Greenwood Marye Greer Junior Groll, Jr. Bud Hanley DIck Hanley Mabel Hanley Richard Harris Bud Harvey Edwin "Bull" Harvey Henry Hauschild Ira Heard Mose Henderson Charlie Hernandez Bosh Heron James Hewetson Terry Sofer Hewitt Steve Holliman Laura Hopkins Fred Huvar, Jr. Clayton Isaiah Bud Lias Jackson Sophie Jeffers Thomas A. Jeffers Rhett Johnson Jesse Jones, Sr. Matt Jones Sam Jones Willie Jones Elmore Joshlin Horace Joshlin Judge George B. Amery Joe Keefe Claude Keeran John Newbanks Keeran Marion Keyes Murray Keyes Will King Mary Elizabeth Knight Henry Clay Koontz, IV Henry Clay Koontz, Jr. III Henry Clay Koontz, Sr. II Armel Keeran Koontz-Baker John Kroeger Mary Fox Kroeger Patrick Lambert Ernest Landgraf Charlie Z. Lara Charlie Lewis, Sr. Cornelius Lewis, Sr. Eddie Lewis Jim Lewis Abbie Linam Anita Linney Orion Linney Lester G. Long J. Y. Lott Little Henry Lott Paul Lott Ralph Lott Raz Lott Tony Lott Wilson Lott Quinn Love Jackie Lucchese Jeanne Marks Bobby Martin, Sr. Diana Massey Bobby McCan Claude K. Sr. McCan Kerry McCan, Jr. Catherine McDowell Horace Hammon McDowell Jack McDowell Al McFaddin James Alfred McFaddin J.D. Mitchell Rufus Moore Victor Moraida Henry Morrow Agnes Murphy Jim Murphy Julia Victoria Teal Murphy Michael Murphy Ruby Nelson Nat Nixon John James O'Brien John Morgan O'Brien Dennis Martin O'Connor, III Dennis O'Connor, I Dennis O'Connor, II Don O'Connor Jim O'Connor Joe O'Connor Kate O'Connor Louise S. O'Connor Martin O'Connor T. Michael O'Connor Thomas Marion O'Connor, I Thomas Marion O'Connor, II Tom O'Connor, I Tom O'Connor, III Tom O'Connor, Jr. IV Will O'Connor Steve Odem David Marion Ohrt K.J. Oliver Del Osborn Sol Parks Gertrude Patterson Gilberto Perez Guerro Perez Pancho Perez, Jr. Pancho Perez, Sr. Rumaldo Perez, Jr. Rumaldo Perez, Sr. Emmet Perkins Georgia Elkins Perkins Jeanette Perkins Willis W. Perkins Eula Phillips Ed Pickering, Jr. Shanghai Pierce Pearlie Pleasant Louis Polka Lee Powell Alvin Power James Power James Power, Jr. Johnny Power Louis Power Nig Power Nita Power Philip Power Rachel Power Clarence Preiss Camillo Ramirez, Jr. Romulo Ramirez Rev. Coleman Joshlin Rev. Isaiah Weathers Rev. Mack Williams Simon Reyes Suey Richardson Sam Ricks Fred Rivas Mike Rivas Nick Rivas Chico Rocha, Jr. Nasha Rocha, Jr. Remeta Rocha, Sr. Tom Ball Rodgers Antonio Rodriguez, Jr. Victor Rodriguez Rufus H. Rogers Eddie Rubio Steve Rubio, Jr. Pete Rydolph Simmie Rydolph Jim Garza Santiago Wayne Schlesinger Elvin Scott John Scott Leo Scott William Scott Joe Serrata, Jr. Jose Serrata, Sr. Mercario "Mac" Serrata Bailey Shaw Love Shaw Wallace Shay Findlay Simpson Louis Sitterle Mary Jo Smith Hallie Snider Phil Snowden Fredrick Heinrich Sommers Andy Spriggs Junior Steward, Jr. Preston Stofer George Glover Swickheimer, Jr. Georgia Lee Swickheimer Boo Terrell L.V. Terrell Willie Terrell Harry Thompson Milam Thompson C. I. "Kite" Tibiletti Leroy Tibiletti Henry Tijerina Julian Tijerina, Jr. Manuel Tijerina Ralph Tijerina Joe Tillman Tom Traylor William B. Traylor Winn Traylor Logan Upton Sam Upton, Sr. Will Upton Wesley Vivion Elaine Wagner Earl Ward Will Weathers, Jr. Bill Welder, Jr Billy Welder Jay Welder, II Jim Welder, Jr. Jim Welder, Sr. John Welder, IV John Welder, V Judy Welder Leo Welder Pat Welder, III Patrick Hughes Welder, Sr. Rob Welder Roger Welder Smithy Welder Chris West Butler Williams Charlie Williams David F. Williams Dennis Williams Harrison Williams Kemper Stoner Williams, Jr. Lawrence Williams McKinley Williams Rob Williams Samuel John Williams Thornton Williams, Sr. John Howland Wood Richard Henry Wood Carrie Genenieve Lambert Wood Lawrence Wood Richard Wood Jesus Ybarbo Pete Ybarbo Dan Youngblood Evelyn Youngblood Jackson Youngblood Ludie Youngblood Nathaniel Youngblood
People
Mike Adames, Jr. Mike Adames, Sr. Lola Adams Billy Albrecht Caroline Albrecht Christoph Albrecht Frederick C. Albrecht William F. "Bill" Albrecht, [I] Preston Rose Austin Daisy Avery Dick Avery Jim Avery, Sr. Clyde Bauer Thomas Traylor Bauer Alan Benson Monroe Benson Joe Bianchi John Bianchi Buster Bickford Bear Bland Mary Braman Barbara Briggs Jim Lewis Brown John Brown Norvell Brown Pete Brown Sylvester Brown Kai Buckert Emma Campbell Ascension Campos Charlie Cantu Paulino Cantu Don Carleton Jose Casas Rafael Casas Charlie Christianson John Cliburn Lela Cliburn Quinta Collins Ananias Cook Spence Cook Orville G. Copeland Wilma Copeland Dorothy Coward Ed Coward Eulalia Coward Jim Coward Rusty Coward Albert Cunningham Laurine Cunningham Alex de la Garza Elias de la Garza Lucy de la Garza Rafael de la Garza Sam de la Garza Martin de Leon Joe de los Santos Dr. Pattie Dodson Dr. William Milton Dodson Dr. George E. Glover, Jr. Dr. Spec Phillips, D.V.M. Lucas DuBois, Jr. Albert Duke Henry Dunman, Sr. Isaac "Ike" Dunman Joe Dunman Lonze Edwards John H. Elkins Nettie Elkins Vallie Elliot Violena Elliot Will Elliot Armour Fagan Freddy Fagan Frederick William Fagan Nicholas Fagan Pete Fagan Roger Fleming Grace Fossati Charlie Fox Grace Katherine Murphy Gaffney Juan Garcia E.J. Garza Walter Garza Irvin Gipson Oscar "Monk" Gipson Paul "Blue" Gipson Felice Gonzales Jose Maria Gonzales Mauro Gonzales Fritz Green Levy Green Tom Green Claudie Greenwood Marye Greer Junior Groll, Jr. Bud Hanley DIck Hanley Mabel Hanley Richard Harris Bud Harvey Edwin "Bull" Harvey Henry Hauschild Ira Heard Mose Henderson Charlie Hernandez Bosh Heron James Hewetson Terry Sofer Hewitt Steve Holliman Laura Hopkins Fred Huvar, Jr. Clayton Isaiah Bud Lias Jackson Sophie Jeffers Thomas A. Jeffers Rhett Johnson Jesse Jones, Sr. Matt Jones Sam Jones Willie Jones Elmore Joshlin Horace Joshlin Judge George B. Amery Joe Keefe Claude Keeran John Newbanks Keeran Marion Keyes Murray Keyes Will King Mary Elizabeth Knight Henry Clay Koontz, IV Henry Clay Koontz, Jr. III Henry Clay Koontz, Sr. II Armel Keeran Koontz-Baker John Kroeger Mary Fox Kroeger Patrick Lambert Ernest Landgraf Charlie Z. Lara Charlie Lewis, Sr. Cornelius Lewis, Sr. Eddie Lewis Jim Lewis Abbie Linam Anita Linney Orion Linney Lester G. Long J. Y. Lott Little Henry Lott Paul Lott Ralph Lott Raz Lott Tony Lott Wilson Lott Quinn Love Jackie Lucchese Jeanne Marks Bobby Martin, Sr. Diana Massey Bobby McCan Claude K. Sr. McCan Kerry McCan, Jr. Catherine McDowell Horace Hammon McDowell Jack McDowell Al McFaddin James Alfred McFaddin J.D. Mitchell Rufus Moore Victor Moraida Henry Morrow Agnes Murphy Jim Murphy Julia Victoria Teal Murphy Michael Murphy Ruby Nelson Nat Nixon John James O'Brien John Morgan O'Brien Dennis Martin O'Connor, III Dennis O'Connor, I Dennis O'Connor, II Don O'Connor Jim O'Connor Joe O'Connor Kate O'Connor Louise S. O'Connor Martin O'Connor T. Michael O'Connor Thomas Marion O'Connor, I Thomas Marion O'Connor, II Tom O'Connor, I Tom O'Connor, III Tom O'Connor, Jr. IV Will O'Connor Steve Odem David Marion Ohrt K.J. Oliver Del Osborn Sol Parks Gertrude Patterson Gilberto Perez Guerro Perez Pancho Perez, Jr. Pancho Perez, Sr. Rumaldo Perez, Jr. Rumaldo Perez, Sr. Emmet Perkins Georgia Elkins Perkins Jeanette Perkins Willis W. Perkins Eula Phillips Ed Pickering, Jr. Shanghai Pierce Pearlie Pleasant Louis Polka Lee Powell Alvin Power James Power James Power, Jr. Johnny Power Louis Power Nig Power Nita Power Philip Power Rachel Power Clarence Preiss Camillo Ramirez, Jr. Romulo Ramirez Rev. Coleman Joshlin Rev. Isaiah Weathers Rev. Mack Williams Simon Reyes Suey Richardson Sam Ricks Fred Rivas Mike Rivas Nick Rivas Chico Rocha, Jr. Nasha Rocha, Jr. Remeta Rocha, Sr. Tom Ball Rodgers Antonio Rodriguez, Jr. Victor Rodriguez Rufus H. Rogers Eddie Rubio Steve Rubio, Jr. Pete Rydolph Simmie Rydolph Jim Garza Santiago Wayne Schlesinger Elvin Scott John Scott Leo Scott William Scott Joe Serrata, Jr. Jose Serrata, Sr. Mercario "Mac" Serrata Bailey Shaw Love Shaw Wallace Shay Findlay Simpson Louis Sitterle Mary Jo Smith Hallie Snider Phil Snowden Fredrick Heinrich Sommers Andy Spriggs Junior Steward, Jr. Preston Stofer George Glover Swickheimer, Jr. Georgia Lee Swickheimer Boo Terrell L.V. Terrell Willie Terrell Harry Thompson Milam Thompson C. I. "Kite" Tibiletti Leroy Tibiletti Henry Tijerina Julian Tijerina, Jr. Manuel Tijerina Ralph Tijerina Joe Tillman Tom Traylor William B. Traylor Winn Traylor Logan Upton Sam Upton, Sr. Will Upton Wesley Vivion Elaine Wagner Earl Ward Will Weathers, Jr. Bill Welder, Jr Billy Welder Jay Welder, II Jim Welder, Jr. Jim Welder, Sr. John Welder, IV John Welder, V Judy Welder Leo Welder Pat Welder, III Patrick Hughes Welder, Sr. Rob Welder Roger Welder Smithy Welder Chris West Butler Williams Charlie Williams David F. Williams Dennis Williams Harrison Williams Kemper Stoner Williams, Jr. Lawrence Williams McKinley Williams Rob Williams Samuel John Williams Thornton Williams, Sr. John Howland Wood Richard Henry Wood Carrie Genenieve Lambert Wood Lawrence Wood Richard Wood Jesus Ybarbo Pete Ybarbo Dan Youngblood Evelyn Youngblood Jackson Youngblood Ludie Youngblood Nathaniel Youngblood
Keywords
19th century a rancher's legacy acquisition of land adversity American Indians anticipation of working cattle artistic skills attachment to the land bailing hay baptisms barns begin cowboy work begin ranch work birds birth stories black culture Black history blacksmith shops bootlegging boots bossing Brahmas branding branding iron breakdown of morality breeding brush work buggies bulls camaraderie camp cooks camp food camp houses camp life cattle behaviors cattle breeds cattle buyers cattle pens cattle work cattle work techniques cattle work timetable celebrations change is inevitable change is troubling changed attitudes towards cowboying changes in cattle changes in cattle work techniques changes in ranch economics changes in religious culture changes in the weather characteristics of women chauffeurs childhood childhood activities childhood chores childhood work choosing town vs. rural life Christmas chuck wagons church buildings church socializing clergymen clothing cold weather community changes community life community values cooks cotton gin cowboy ability cowboy ambition cowboy as owner cowboy characteristics cowboy clothes cowboy code cowboy dedication cowboy family life cowboy hats cowboy initiation Cowboy language cowboy life cowboy pride cowboy recreation cowboy sensitivity cowboy toughness cowboy view of land cowboy view of ranches cowboys cowmen coyotes craftsmen cultural changes daily tasks dancing dangerous work dating death by accident death by illness desire to preserve nature dipping doctoring doctors dogs domestic work domestics dreaming of working cattle drinking driving cattle droughts economic changes economics education enjoyment of work era after fencing era after helicopters era after trucks era before electricity era before fencing ethnic culture ethnic groups ethnic work cultures european origins faith family economics family history family life family values farm work farming favorite experiences feelings for horses fence work fences firearms first time experiences folk medicine food foremen funeral ritual funerals gambling genealogy general merchandise stores generational cowboying generational ranching going behind boss's back going up the trail gooseneck trailers gospel music government regulation grass Great Depression grocery stores group photograph Gulf Coast hard work hardship health care helicopters herd roping Herefords heroes hogs holding land at all costs home furnishings home remedies horse breaking horse care horse names horse quality horse riding horse riding skill horse use horses pulling buggies hours worked household appliances household life houses how we came here hunting for survival illness impact of electricity impact of trucks and trailers importance of horses improvised play increase of brush on prairie influences informal rodeos injury instinct for cowboying interview process Irish culture Irish history isolation joke telling Juneteenth kangaroo court knowledge of cattle land conservation land ownership changes land stewardship responsibility land use lawmen learning to cowboy learning to ranch learning to ride living in nature living without amenities Longhorns looking for better pay loss of community spirit loss of land love of nature making do marketing cattle marriages mechanization of work men's vs. women's values mentoring merchants Mexican culture Mexican history midwifery midwives modern cowboys modern ranching mosquitos murders music making myths nature providing food night riding non-cowboy occupations O'Connor family history O'Connor Ranches, Inc. oil boom oil boom economic impact on ranching old cowboys open work outlaws outside cultural experiences outsider perspectives outsider views of coastal bend pasture locations pasture riders patron system payscales pen work personal economics personal faith personal life personal origins perspectives on life pitching horses playing church playing cowboy politics portraits power and control pranks prestige professional influences quilting race relations raising children ranch brands ranch businesses ranch chores ranch cooks ranch economics ranch family members ranch history ranch infrastructure ranch knowledge ranch life ranch origins ranch personalities rancher characteristics rancher code rancher dedication rancher family life rancher fearlessness rancher integrity rancher perseverance rancher pride rancher recreation rancher sensitivity rancher toughness rancher/cowboy relationships ranchers ranches recipes recreational hunting reflections on aging reflections on dying relationship with nature religious activities religious groups remudas river bottoms rivers rodeos ropes roping saddles saloons school children schools securing food for survival self reliance sense of belonging sense of ownership settlements sewing shipping shops skinning dead cattle slavery snakes social events songs spurs stampedes storms subsistence economy tasso teachers teaching technological changes telephone service tents Texas Coastal Bend pioneers Texas War of Independence impact on TCB throwing calves time at ranch tophands towns train service trains travel outside the Coastal Bend uniqueness of culture uniqueness of land value of land veterinarians view of bosses view of cattle view of cowhands view of women as ranchers vintage cars voodoo practice water wells weather signs what makes a cowboy why cowboy why ranch wildlife windmills women ranchers women taking on male roles women's impact on family life women's roles in the family women's roles on the ranch women's support of cowboys women's toughness work signals working at different ranches World War 1 and 2 impact on TCB
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People
- -Mike Adames, Jr. -Mike Adames, Sr. -Lola Adams -Billy Albrecht -Caroline Albrecht -Christoph Albrecht -Frederick C. Albrecht -William F. "Bill" Albrecht, [I] -Preston Rose Austin -Daisy Avery -Dick Avery -Jim Avery, Sr. -Clyde Bauer -Thomas Traylor Bauer -Alan Benson -Monroe Benson -Joe Bianchi -John Bianchi -Buster Bickford -Bear Bland -Mary Braman -Barbara Briggs -Jim Lewis Brown -John Brown -Norvell Brown -Pete Brown -Sylvester Brown -Kai Buckert -Emma Campbell -Ascension Campos -Charlie Cantu -Paulino Cantu -Don Carleton -Jose Casas -Rafael Casas -Charlie Christianson -John Cliburn -Lela Cliburn -Quinta Collins -Ananias Cook -Spence Cook -Orville G. Copeland -Wilma Copeland -Dorothy Coward -Ed Coward -Eulalia Coward -Jim Coward -Rusty Coward -Albert Cunningham -Laurine Cunningham -Alex de la Garza -Elias de la Garza -Lucy de la Garza -Rafael de la Garza -Sam de la Garza -Martin de Leon -Joe de los Santos -Dr. Pattie Dodson -Dr. William Milton Dodson -Dr. George E. Glover, Jr. -Dr. Spec Phillips, D.V.M. -Lucas DuBois, Jr. -Albert Duke -Henry Dunman, Sr. -Isaac "Ike" Dunman -Joe Dunman -Lonze Edwards -John H. Elkins -Nettie Elkins -Vallie Elliot -Violena Elliot -Will Elliot -Armour Fagan -Freddy Fagan -Frederick William Fagan -Nicholas Fagan -Pete Fagan -Roger Fleming -Grace Fossati -Charlie Fox -Grace Katherine Murphy Gaffney -Juan Garcia -E.J. Garza -Walter Garza -Irvin Gipson -Oscar "Monk" Gipson -Paul "Blue" Gipson -Felice Gonzales -Jose Maria Gonzales -Mauro Gonzales -Fritz Green -Levy Green -Tom Green -Claudie Greenwood -Marye Greer -Junior Groll, Jr. -Bud Hanley -DIck Hanley -Mabel Hanley -Richard Harris -Bud Harvey -Edwin "Bull" Harvey -Henry Hauschild -Ira Heard -Mose Henderson -Charlie Hernandez -Bosh Heron -James Hewetson -Terry Sofer Hewitt -Steve Holliman -Laura Hopkins -Fred Huvar, Jr. -Clayton Isaiah -Bud Lias Jackson -Sophie Jeffers -Thomas A. Jeffers -Rhett Johnson -Jesse Jones, Sr. -Matt Jones -Sam Jones -Willie Jones -Elmore Joshlin -Horace Joshlin -Judge George B. Amery -Joe Keefe -Claude Keeran -John Newbanks Keeran -Marion Keyes -Murray Keyes -Will King -Mary Elizabeth Knight -Henry Clay Koontz, IV -Henry Clay Koontz, Jr. III -Henry Clay Koontz, Sr. II -Armel Keeran Koontz-Baker -John Kroeger -Mary Fox Kroeger -Patrick Lambert -Ernest Landgraf -Charlie Z. Lara -Charlie Lewis, Sr. -Cornelius Lewis, Sr. -Eddie Lewis -Jim Lewis -Abbie Linam -Anita Linney -Orion Linney -Lester G. Long -J. Y. Lott -Little Henry Lott -Paul Lott -Ralph Lott -Raz Lott -Tony Lott -Wilson Lott -Quinn Love -Jackie Lucchese -Jeanne Marks -Bobby Martin, Sr. -Diana Massey -Bobby McCan -Claude K. Sr. McCan -Kerry McCan, Jr. -Catherine McDowell -Horace Hammon McDowell -Jack McDowell -Al McFaddin -James Alfred McFaddin -J.D. Mitchell -Rufus Moore -Victor Moraida -Henry Morrow -Agnes Murphy -Jim Murphy -Julia Victoria Teal Murphy -Michael Murphy -Ruby Nelson -Nat Nixon -John James O'Brien -John Morgan O'Brien -Dennis Martin O'Connor, III -Dennis O'Connor, I -Dennis O'Connor, II -Don O'Connor -Jim O'Connor -Joe O'Connor -Kate O'Connor -Louise S. O'Connor -Martin O'Connor -T. Michael O'Connor -Thomas Marion O'Connor, I -Thomas Marion O'Connor, II -Tom O'Connor, I -Tom O'Connor, III -Tom O'Connor, Jr. IV -Will O'Connor -Steve Odem -David Marion Ohrt -K.J. Oliver -Del Osborn -Sol Parks -Gertrude Patterson -Gilberto Perez -Guerro Perez -Pancho Perez, Jr. -Pancho Perez, Sr. -Rumaldo Perez, Jr. -Rumaldo Perez, Sr. -Emmet Perkins -Georgia Elkins Perkins -Jeanette Perkins -Willis W. Perkins -Eula Phillips -Ed Pickering, Jr. -Shanghai Pierce -Pearlie Pleasant -Louis Polka -Lee Powell -Alvin Power -James Power -James Power, Jr. -Johnny Power -Louis Power -Nig Power -Nita Power -Philip Power -Rachel Power -Clarence Preiss -Camillo Ramirez, Jr. -Romulo Ramirez -Rev. Coleman Joshlin -Rev. Isaiah Weathers -Rev. Mack Williams -Simon Reyes -Suey Richardson -Sam Ricks -Fred Rivas -Mike Rivas -Nick Rivas -Chico Rocha, Jr. -Nasha Rocha, Jr. -Remeta Rocha, Sr. -Tom Ball Rodgers -Antonio Rodriguez, Jr. -Victor Rodriguez -Rufus H. Rogers -Eddie Rubio -Steve Rubio, Jr. -Pete Rydolph -Simmie Rydolph -Jim Garza Santiago -Wayne Schlesinger -Elvin Scott -John Scott -Leo Scott -William Scott -Joe Serrata, Jr. -Jose Serrata, Sr. -Mercario "Mac" Serrata -Bailey Shaw -Love Shaw -Wallace Shay -Findlay Simpson -Louis Sitterle -Mary Jo Smith -Hallie Snider -Phil Snowden -Fredrick Heinrich Sommers -Andy Spriggs -Junior Steward, Jr. -Preston Stofer -George Glover Swickheimer, Jr. -Georgia Lee Swickheimer -Boo Terrell -L.V. Terrell -Willie Terrell -Harry Thompson -Milam Thompson -C. I. "Kite" Tibiletti -Leroy Tibiletti -Henry Tijerina -Julian Tijerina, Jr. -Manuel Tijerina -Ralph Tijerina -Joe Tillman -Tom Traylor -William B. Traylor -Winn Traylor -Logan Upton -Sam Upton, Sr. -Will Upton -Wesley Vivion -Elaine Wagner -Earl Ward -Will Weathers, Jr. -Bill Welder, Jr -Billy Welder -Jay Welder, II -Jim Welder, Jr. -Jim Welder, Sr. -John Welder, IV -John Welder, V -Judy Welder -Leo Welder -Pat Welder, III -Patrick Hughes Welder, Sr. -Rob Welder -Roger Welder -Smithy Welder -Chris West -Butler Williams -Charlie Williams -David F. Williams -Dennis Williams -Harrison Williams -Kemper Stoner Williams, Jr. -Lawrence Williams -McKinley Williams -Rob Williams -Samuel John Williams -Thornton Williams, Sr. -John Howland Wood -Richard Henry Wood -Carrie Genenieve Lambert Wood -Lawrence Wood -Richard Wood -Jesus Ybarbo -Pete Ybarbo -Dan Youngblood -Evelyn Youngblood -Jackson Youngblood -Ludie Youngblood -Nathaniel Youngblood
Keywords
-19th century -a rancher's legacy -acquisition of land -adversity -American Indians -anticipation of working cattle -artistic skills -attachment to the land -bailing hay -baptisms -barns -begin cowboy work -begin ranch work -birds -birth stories -black culture -Black history -blacksmith shops -bootlegging -boots -bossing -Brahmas -branding -branding iron -breakdown of morality -breeding -brush work -buggies -bulls -camaraderie -camp cooks -camp food -camp houses -camp life -cattle behaviors -cattle breeds -cattle buyers -cattle pens -cattle work -cattle work techniques -cattle work timetable -celebrations -change is inevitable -change is troubling -changed attitudes towards cowboying -changes in cattle -changes in cattle work techniques -changes in ranch economics -changes in religious culture -changes in the weather -characteristics of women -chauffeurs -childhood -childhood activities -childhood chores -childhood work -choosing town vs. rural life -Christmas -chuck wagons -church buildings -church socializing -clergymen -clothing -cold weather -community changes -community life -community values -cooks -cotton gin -cowboy ability -cowboy ambition -cowboy as owner -cowboy characteristics -cowboy clothes -cowboy code -cowboy dedication -cowboy family life -cowboy hats -cowboy initiation -Cowboy language -cowboy life -cowboy pride -cowboy recreation -cowboy sensitivity -cowboy toughness -cowboy view of land -cowboy view of ranches -cowboys -cowmen -coyotes -craftsmen -cultural changes -daily tasks -dancing -dangerous work -dating -death by accident -death by illness -desire to preserve nature -dipping -doctoring -doctors -dogs -domestic work -domestics -dreaming of working cattle -drinking -driving cattle -droughts -economic changes -economics -education -enjoyment of work -era after fencing -era after helicopters -era after trucks -era before electricity -era before fencing -ethnic culture -ethnic groups -ethnic work cultures -european origins -faith -family economics -family history -family life -family values -farm work -farming -favorite experiences -feelings for horses -fence work -fences -firearms -first time experiences -folk medicine -food -foremen -funeral ritual -funerals -gambling -genealogy -general merchandise stores -generational cowboying -generational ranching -going behind boss's back -going up the trail -gooseneck trailers -gospel music -government regulation -grass -Great Depression -grocery stores -group photograph -Gulf Coast -hard work -hardship -health care -helicopters -herd roping -Herefords -heroes -hogs -holding land at all costs -home furnishings -home remedies -horse breaking -horse care -horse names -horse quality -horse riding -horse riding skill -horse use -horses pulling buggies -hours worked -household appliances -household life -houses -how we came here -hunting for survival -illness -impact of electricity -impact of trucks and trailers -importance of horses -improvised play -increase of brush on prairie -influences -informal rodeos -injury -instinct for cowboying -interview process -Irish culture -Irish history -isolation -joke telling -Juneteenth -kangaroo court -knowledge of cattle -land conservation -land ownership changes -land stewardship responsibility -land use -lawmen -learning to cowboy -learning to ranch -learning to ride -living in nature -living without amenities -Longhorns -looking for better pay -loss of community spirit -loss of land -love of nature -making do -marketing cattle -marriages -mechanization of work -men's vs. women's values -mentoring -merchants -Mexican culture -Mexican history -midwifery -midwives -modern cowboys -modern ranching -mosquitos -murders -music making -myths -nature providing food -night riding -non-cowboy occupations -O'Connor family history -O'Connor Ranches, Inc. -oil boom -oil boom economic impact on ranching -old cowboys -open work -outlaws -outside cultural experiences -outsider perspectives -outsider views of coastal bend -pasture locations -pasture riders -patron system -payscales -pen work -personal economics -personal faith -personal life -personal origins -perspectives on life -pitching horses -playing church -playing cowboy -politics -portraits -power and control -pranks -prestige -professional influences -quilting -race relations -raising children -ranch brands -ranch businesses -ranch chores -ranch cooks -ranch economics -ranch family members -ranch history -ranch infrastructure -ranch knowledge -ranch life -ranch origins -ranch personalities -rancher characteristics -rancher code -rancher dedication -rancher family life -rancher fearlessness -rancher integrity -rancher perseverance -rancher pride -rancher recreation -rancher sensitivity -rancher toughness -rancher/cowboy relationships -ranchers -ranches -recipes -recreational hunting -reflections on aging -reflections on dying -relationship with nature -religious activities -religious groups -remudas -river bottoms -rivers -rodeos -ropes -roping -saddles -saloons -school children -schools -securing food for survival -self reliance -sense of belonging -sense of ownership -settlements -sewing -shipping -shops -skinning dead cattle -slavery -snakes -social events -songs -spurs -stampedes -storms -subsistence economy -tasso -teachers -teaching -technological changes -telephone service -tents -Texas Coastal Bend pioneers -Texas War of Independence impact on TCB -throwing calves -time at ranch -tophands -towns -train service -trains -travel outside the Coastal Bend -uniqueness of culture -uniqueness of land -value of land -veterinarians -view of bosses -view of cattle -view of cowhands -view of women as ranchers -vintage cars -voodoo practice -water wells -weather signs -what makes a cowboy -why cowboy -why ranch -wildlife -windmills -women ranchers -women taking on male roles -women's impact on family life -women's roles in the family -women's roles on the ranch -women's support of cowboys -women's toughness -work signals -working at different ranches -World War 1 and 2 impact on TCB
People
- -Mike Adames, Jr. -Mike Adames, Sr. -Lola Adams -Billy Albrecht -Caroline Albrecht -Christoph Albrecht -Frederick C. Albrecht -William F. "Bill" Albrecht, [I] -Preston Rose Austin -Daisy Avery -Dick Avery -Jim Avery, Sr. -Clyde Bauer -Thomas Traylor Bauer -Alan Benson -Monroe Benson -Joe Bianchi -John Bianchi -Buster Bickford -Bear Bland -Mary Braman -Barbara Briggs -Jim Lewis Brown -John Brown -Norvell Brown -Pete Brown -Sylvester Brown -Kai Buckert -Emma Campbell -Ascension Campos -Charlie Cantu -Paulino Cantu -Don Carleton -Jose Casas -Rafael Casas -Charlie Christianson -John Cliburn -Lela Cliburn -Quinta Collins -Ananias Cook -Spence Cook -Orville G. Copeland -Wilma Copeland -Dorothy Coward -Ed Coward -Eulalia Coward -Jim Coward -Rusty Coward -Albert Cunningham -Laurine Cunningham -Alex de la Garza -Elias de la Garza -Lucy de la Garza -Rafael de la Garza -Sam de la Garza -Martin de Leon -Joe de los Santos -Dr. Pattie Dodson -Dr. William Milton Dodson -Dr. George E. Glover, Jr. -Dr. Spec Phillips, D.V.M. -Lucas DuBois, Jr. -Albert Duke -Henry Dunman, Sr. -Isaac "Ike" Dunman -Joe Dunman -Lonze Edwards -John H. Elkins -Nettie Elkins -Vallie Elliot -Violena Elliot -Will Elliot -Armour Fagan -Freddy Fagan -Frederick William Fagan -Nicholas Fagan -Pete Fagan -Roger Fleming -Grace Fossati -Charlie Fox -Grace Katherine Murphy Gaffney -Juan Garcia -E.J. Garza -Walter Garza -Irvin Gipson -Oscar "Monk" Gipson -Paul "Blue" Gipson -Felice Gonzales -Jose Maria Gonzales -Mauro Gonzales -Fritz Green -Levy Green -Tom Green -Claudie Greenwood -Marye Greer -Junior Groll, Jr. -Bud Hanley -DIck Hanley -Mabel Hanley -Richard Harris -Bud Harvey -Edwin "Bull" Harvey -Henry Hauschild -Ira Heard -Mose Henderson -Charlie Hernandez -Bosh Heron -James Hewetson -Terry Sofer Hewitt -Steve Holliman -Laura Hopkins -Fred Huvar, Jr. -Clayton Isaiah -Bud Lias Jackson -Sophie Jeffers -Thomas A. Jeffers -Rhett Johnson -Jesse Jones, Sr. -Matt Jones -Sam Jones -Willie Jones -Elmore Joshlin -Horace Joshlin -Judge George B. Amery -Joe Keefe -Claude Keeran -John Newbanks Keeran -Marion Keyes -Murray Keyes -Will King -Mary Elizabeth Knight -Henry Clay Koontz, IV -Henry Clay Koontz, Jr. III -Henry Clay Koontz, Sr. II -Armel Keeran Koontz-Baker -John Kroeger -Mary Fox Kroeger -Patrick Lambert -Ernest Landgraf -Charlie Z. Lara -Charlie Lewis, Sr. -Cornelius Lewis, Sr. -Eddie Lewis -Jim Lewis -Abbie Linam -Anita Linney -Orion Linney -Lester G. Long -J. Y. Lott -Little Henry Lott -Paul Lott -Ralph Lott -Raz Lott -Tony Lott -Wilson Lott -Quinn Love -Jackie Lucchese -Jeanne Marks -Bobby Martin, Sr. -Diana Massey -Bobby McCan -Claude K. Sr. McCan -Kerry McCan, Jr. -Catherine McDowell -Horace Hammon McDowell -Jack McDowell -Al McFaddin -James Alfred McFaddin -J.D. Mitchell -Rufus Moore -Victor Moraida -Henry Morrow -Agnes Murphy -Jim Murphy -Julia Victoria Teal Murphy -Michael Murphy -Ruby Nelson -Nat Nixon -John James O'Brien -John Morgan O'Brien -Dennis Martin O'Connor, III -Dennis O'Connor, I -Dennis O'Connor, II -Don O'Connor -Jim O'Connor -Joe O'Connor -Kate O'Connor -Louise S. O'Connor -Martin O'Connor -T. Michael O'Connor -Thomas Marion O'Connor, I -Thomas Marion O'Connor, II -Tom O'Connor, I -Tom O'Connor, III -Tom O'Connor, Jr. IV -Will O'Connor -Steve Odem -David Marion Ohrt -K.J. Oliver -Del Osborn -Sol Parks -Gertrude Patterson -Gilberto Perez -Guerro Perez -Pancho Perez, Jr. -Pancho Perez, Sr. -Rumaldo Perez, Jr. -Rumaldo Perez, Sr. -Emmet Perkins -Georgia Elkins Perkins -Jeanette Perkins -Willis W. Perkins -Eula Phillips -Ed Pickering, Jr. -Shanghai Pierce -Pearlie Pleasant -Louis Polka -Lee Powell -Alvin Power -James Power -James Power, Jr. -Johnny Power -Louis Power -Nig Power -Nita Power -Philip Power -Rachel Power -Clarence Preiss -Camillo Ramirez, Jr. -Romulo Ramirez -Rev. Coleman Joshlin -Rev. Isaiah Weathers -Rev. Mack Williams -Simon Reyes -Suey Richardson -Sam Ricks -Fred Rivas -Mike Rivas -Nick Rivas -Chico Rocha, Jr. -Nasha Rocha, Jr. -Remeta Rocha, Sr. -Tom Ball Rodgers -Antonio Rodriguez, Jr. -Victor Rodriguez -Rufus H. Rogers -Eddie Rubio -Steve Rubio, Jr. -Pete Rydolph -Simmie Rydolph -Jim Garza Santiago -Wayne Schlesinger -Elvin Scott -John Scott -Leo Scott -William Scott -Joe Serrata, Jr. -Jose Serrata, Sr. -Mercario "Mac" Serrata -Bailey Shaw -Love Shaw -Wallace Shay -Findlay Simpson -Louis Sitterle -Mary Jo Smith -Hallie Snider -Phil Snowden -Fredrick Heinrich Sommers -Andy Spriggs -Junior Steward, Jr. -Preston Stofer -George Glover Swickheimer, Jr. -Georgia Lee Swickheimer -Boo Terrell -L.V. Terrell -Willie Terrell -Harry Thompson -Milam Thompson -C. I. "Kite" Tibiletti -Leroy Tibiletti -Henry Tijerina -Julian Tijerina, Jr. -Manuel Tijerina -Ralph Tijerina -Joe Tillman -Tom Traylor -William B. Traylor -Winn Traylor -Logan Upton -Sam Upton, Sr. -Will Upton -Wesley Vivion -Elaine Wagner -Earl Ward -Will Weathers, Jr. -Bill Welder, Jr -Billy Welder -Jay Welder, II -Jim Welder, Jr. -Jim Welder, Sr. -John Welder, IV -John Welder, V -Judy Welder -Leo Welder -Pat Welder, III -Patrick Hughes Welder, Sr. -Rob Welder -Roger Welder -Smithy Welder -Chris West -Butler Williams -Charlie Williams -David F. Williams -Dennis Williams -Harrison Williams -Kemper Stoner Williams, Jr. -Lawrence Williams -McKinley Williams -Rob Williams -Samuel John Williams -Thornton Williams, Sr. -John Howland Wood -Richard Henry Wood -Carrie Genenieve Lambert Wood -Lawrence Wood -Richard Wood -Jesus Ybarbo -Pete Ybarbo -Dan Youngblood -Evelyn Youngblood -Jackson Youngblood -Ludie Youngblood -Nathaniel Youngblood