Black, Earl E 1963

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Earl E. Black describes his life as a child in the ranching country of the Texas Panhandle, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Colorado. Some parts seem to have been read from a printed script.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Earl E. Black

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Date: c. 1963

Location: Sudan, Texas


Length: 1 hour, 10 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: [Testing, followed by blank tape], Political commentary, "The Walk" - poetry recitation, Eighth grade commencement speech, Father, Brand sale, Colorado (1907), Sweetwater, Texas (1916), Well drilling, Anecdote, Canyon Normal School, Cattle sale and theft, Parents, Mother, born Baldwin, Mississippi (1861), Married (1880), Ranch lifestyle, Moved to Chickasaw, Moved to Knox County, Texas, Land described, Ranching job, Land claim failed, Moved to Oklahoma Territory (1892), Wolves, Homesteading, Anecdote, rattlesnake bite, Anecdote, pet monkey, Small pox vaccination

Tape 1, Side 2: Parent (continued), Oklahoma (continued), Small pox vaccination, Moved to Colorado (1903), Trip, Anecdote: salamander, Anecdote: sheep herders, Anecdote: drunk man, Homesteaders, Ranch, Texas Panhandle, Description, Storms, "Fireballs", Railroad supply, Cattle, Skinning, Dipping, Anecdote: tongue bitten, Anecdote: friend dipped, School, Civil War animosity, Goodnight Baptist Academy, Anecdote: patent medicine, 1906, Winter storm, Loco weed

Tape 2, Side 1: Ranch (continued), Learning to round cattle, Goodnight Baptists Academy (again), Trip, [Interview interrupted]

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1861-1920

Bulk Dates: 1880-1910

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