Bomar, Mance E 1973-07-17

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Mance E. Bomar, early rancher in New Mexico and West Texas, discusses his ranching experiences in New Mexico near Magdalena and West Texas near Marfa.

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Interviewee Name: Mance E. Bomar

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Date: July 17, 1973

Location: Marfa, Texas

Interviewer: Paul Patterson

Length: 1 hour, 5 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Reviews family background in Oklahoma, Indian territory, Spent early life in Foard County, Texas, Ranching career in New Mexico examined, Rio Grande characterized, Working with the ranch wagon mentioned, Worked cattle inside the corral, Mexican ranch cooks remembered, Worked with West Texas ranches, Outstanding cowboy recalled, Notes occurrence of drought and its effect, Tells anecdote concerning raid from Mexico during the Revolution

Tape 1, Side 2: Raid (continued), Effects of drought (continued), Feeding needs of sheep explained, Discusses horses--various types and breeds, Recalls long rides, Relates anecdote concerning Fred Gipson, Western author, Behavior of panthers and their folklore examined, Tells story about a fight between a hawk and a snake, Remembers incident concerning a blizzard

Tape 2, Side 1: Blizzard anecdote (continued), Explains livestocks' behavior in cold weather, Unfriendly reception in Mexico recalled

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

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