Briggs, Humpy 1975-02-01

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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

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Date: February 1, 1975


Interviewer: Carol Bell and Junior Historians

Length: 55 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Birthplace, Limestone County, Texas, Move to Bellevue, Clay County, To Bowie (1894), To Cottle County (1912), Ranching experience, 6666 Ranch (1919), Matador Ranch (1924), Full name, Origin of nickname, Ranching experience (again), Ranches under the Caprock, Swensons, 6666, Matadors, A. B. Echols, Triangles, Pitchfork, Cook, Horses, Claude Jeffers, Family, Transportation, Railroad car and wagon, Limestone County to Clay County, Montague County, School, Bowie, Texas (1897), Subjects, Anecdote - Pole Cat Creek, J. W. Williams, The Big Ranch County, First job (c. 1909), Marriage (1912), "Cap" Stewart, Children

Tape 1, Side 2: Move to Floyd County (c. 1950), Ranching in New Mexico, Matador Ranch (again) 1922, John Jackson, M. J. Riley, foreman, John McKenzie, owner, Cattle drive, Estelline, Texas, Fight, 6666 Ranch, Freighting, Matador Ranch (again), Celebrations, World War I, Flu epidemic (1918), Weather (1919), Cutting Flats, Matador Ranch, Moving horses, Separating cattle, Incident, rattlesnakes, Anecdote - peg-legged Ranger, Tee Pee City

Range Dates: 1894- ca. 1950

Bulk Dates: 1894- ca. 1950

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