Blasingame, Tom 1972-08-19

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Tom Blasingame discusses his experiences as a cowboy on the Matador and JA Ranches.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Tom Blasingame

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Date: August 19, 1972

Location: Channing, Texas

Interviewer: David Murrah

Length: 25 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Began work for Matador Ranch at the Alamocitas Division, 1919, Recalls visits by Billy Mackay, Matador personnel named, Background and early life, Working on the JA Ranch, 1916, Compares the JA to the Matador Ranch, Explains cattle starvation in winter of 1918, Present operations at JA Ranch described, Effects of blizzard of 1918 discussed, Present condition of JA camps, Describes extermination of wolves in 1914, Recalls drowning incident, 1914, Problems in crossing the Canadian River

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1914-1972

Bulk Dates: 1914-1919

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