Atkinson, Lawrence 1980-09-25

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Lawrence Atkinson discusses his experiences with the Flag Ranch and its expansion.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Lawrence Atkinson

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Date: September 25, 1980

Location: Laramie, Wyoming

Interviewer: David Murrah

Length: 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Early Life, Flag Ranch, Came to work--July 6, 1959, Changes on ranch, Use sheep to kill larkspur, D. Burns, Impression of manager, Ranch improvements, Plowing meadows, Raising additional hay, Cattle , Problems controlling Cattle, Ranch improvements (again), Cross-fenced country, Built sheds, Weather conditions, Description of typical winters, Worst winter--1973, Animal care in inclimate weather, Ranch utilities, Remembrances of growing up without electricity, Collins ranch, Discussion about Flag Ranch, Flag buildings, Main house, Loss of main house, Sheepherders life, Cattle (again), Shipment from Texas to Wyoming, Discussion of buyer for ranch, Loss of animals, Discussion of normal losses, Predators, Greatest loss of sheep and cattle in 1957 and 1973, Cattle (again), Discussion of breeds used in Wyoming, Fence posts, Different types used in Texas and Wyoming

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1959-1980

Bulk Dates: 1959-1980

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