Atkins, Bill 1976-05-06

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Bill Atkins discusses ranching, bootlegging and livestock trading in the early 1900s. He concludes with emphasis on the produce business and his other occupations.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Bill Atkins

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: May 6, 1976

Location: San Angelo, Texas

Interviewer: Richie Cravens

Length: 1 hour, 20 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: First Mondays (trade days), Early childhood, First job, Harris Ranch, Other ranching jobs, Horse trading, Cattle

Tape 1, Side 2: Work on Suggs Ranch (1920), Work on Yates Ranch, Oil on Yates Ranch, Scarcity of water, Cattle trading, Life as ranch hand, Bootlegging between jobs

Tape 2, Side 1: Work on Treece Ranch (1935-1937), Work on railroad (1942), Purchase of 100 lambs, Buying out Thering, Produce business, Other livelihoods

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1920-1942

Bulk Dates: 1920-1942

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