Bouchier, Tom 1978-11-14

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Tom Bouchier discusses ranching and the founding of Post, Texas.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Tom Bouchier

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Date: November 14, 1978

Location: Post, Texas

Interviewer: Bobby Weaver

Length: 1 hour, 15 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Austin Wilson Bouchier, father, From South Carolina (1883), Magnolia Land and Cattle Co., Cowboy, Liquidated (1900), Square and Compass Ranch, Tom Bouchier, Colorado City, Texas (1898), Gail, Texas, Ranch, northern Borden County, Texas, Grazing rights, "Sheep men", Water problems, Droughts, School house, Dugouts, Filing on land, Fights, Nesters vs. cattlemen, Hotels, John Slaughter, C. C. Slaughter, First cattle in Borden County, C. W. Post, Town established (1907), Experimental farms, Town location, Land improvements, Subdivision, Sale of land, Down payments, Price per acre, Railroad (1912), Businesses, Rain-making, Double U Company

Tape 1, Side 2: Land agents, Ed Green, Lubbock, Texas, Prices, Settlers, Southland, Texas, Churches, Water supply, Livestock, Durhams (1902), Price, Ellwood Ranch, Dick Arnett, Houses, Sizes, Cedar post fences, Samson windmills, Contractors, Cotton mill, Lumber business, Mr. Higginbotham

Range Dates: 1883-1912

Bulk Dates: 1883-1912

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