Bolt, Richard 1972-08-04

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Richard Bolt, whose recipes were used by Marlboro cigarettes in a ranch cookbook and inserted in a 1972 issue of Life Magazine, discusses cooking on a ranch and explains his attitudes toward a changing ranch lifestyle.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Richard Bolt

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Date: August 4, 1972

Location: Pitchfork Ranch Headquarters

Interviewer: Jeff Townsend

Length: 40 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Family background and early life, Away from home much of the time as a child, Work in Baptist ministry discussed, Description of Waggoner Ranch chuck wagon, Review of ranch jobs, Cooking on a ranch explained, Killing beef, Cook's schedule listed, Rounding up cattle, Marlboro cigarette contract obtained, Won state championship for sourdough cooking, 1936, Mr. Bolt's recipe book inserted in Life magazine, 1972, Letters from the public as a result, Use of Bolt's recipes in Red Bowl Cookbook

Tape 1, Side 2: Problems of adapting ranch cooking to modern taste, Discussion of the modern cowboy, Increase in mesquite brush noted, The ranches' "Kangaroo Courts" characterized, Changes in cowboy attitudes toward the wagon, Current problems with cattle stealing examined, Growth and buying feed for Pitchfork cattle, Explains position and authority of the wagon boss

Range Dates: 1936-1972

Bulk Dates: 1936-1972

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