Rounsaville, Joe 1971-07-31

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Joe Rounsaville discusses his ranching career in the Pecos area and his association with the Matador Land and Cattle Company.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Joe Rounsaville

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: July 31, 1971

Location: Pecos, Texas

Interviewer: Paul Patterson

Length: 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Origin of KC Ranch explained, Lincoln County, New Mexico, feuds, Description of Billy the Kid, Recalls KC Ranch owner, Mr. Casey, horse raising and cattle trading, Traded for Mexican cattle during the Mexican Revolution, Present extent of Rounsaville operation noted, Drought of 1917 discussed, States effect of cattle killing in the Depression, Drought in 1933 was severe, States effect of cattle killing in the Depression, Depression cattle prices explained, Reviews work with Matador Land and Cattle Company, Describes working with stud horses, Castrated horses by the Almanac, Characteristics of horses noted, Recalls Matador labor policy during the Depression, Tells how to extricate cows caught in the quicksand of the river, Selling cattle to railroads.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1878-1935

Bulk Dates: 1917-1935

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