Briggs, Humpy 1975

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"Humpy" Briggs, longtime resident of Floydada, talks about his ranching experiences. On the second tape, he focuses in more on his tenure as a cowboy for the Matador Land and Cattle Company. The Four Sixes and Swenson ranches are also dealt with.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: "Humpy" Briggs

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: circa 1975

Location: Floydada, Texas

Interviewer: Debbie Harrison

Length: 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Matador Land and cattle Company (1932), Branding, Cattle herding, Chuckwagon, Food, Anecdote, canned peaches, S. O. B. stew, 6666 Ranch, Incident, broken leg, Swenson Ranch, Cattle stampede, Trail drive (1905), Chuckwagon, Fines, Monthly pay, Branding (again), Incident, first time Briggs saw a car, Standing guard over cattle, Vacation times, Anecdote - Church meeting

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1905-1975

Bulk Dates: 1905-1932

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