Austin, Frank 1976-10-28

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Frank Austin traces his family history as well as his own background.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Frank Austin

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Date: October 28, 1976

Location: Abilene, Texas


Length: 2 hours


Tape 1, Side 1: Family history, Born in Baird (September 25, 1893), Family born in Westom, Father moved to Belle Plain, Great-grandfather John W. Day, Original cattle driver Texas to Kansas, Belle Plain College, Family history of ranching, Cattle driving, Indians, Grandfather Austin's work, Hardware and furniture, Oil, Refrigerator business, American Quarterhorse Association, Veterinary business, Formed West Texas Veterinary Supply (1938), First of its kind, Ranching experience (from early 1900s)

Tape 1, Side 2: Agriculture, Oats, Training teams of horses, Doctoring of screwworms, Father's house in Callahan County, Family, Married Katy Foy (May 22, 1921), Children, Rodeo recollections, Early automobiles, Steer, Roping, Milking, Indian territory

Range Dates: 1893-1921

Bulk Dates: 1893-1921

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