Brister, Jackson and Bill 1968-07-06

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Jim Brister and Buck Jackson speak on side one, discussing their experiences as cowboys and in the rodeo. On side two Young Bell gives a sketch of his ranch life, including many unique and fascinating incidents. Some of the tape is difficult to understand.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Jim Brister

Additional Parties Recorded: Buck Jackson and Young Bill

Date: July 6, 1968


Interviewer: Paul Patterson

Length: 1 hour, 20 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Autobiographical material, First rodeo - Fort Worth 1917, Events, Listing of early rodeo men, Lazy B. injury, New, Diamond A - 1920, Ranch hands, Shipping point, Bill Eston horse racing incident, Rodeo incident, Calf roping incident, Rodeo deaths, Fastest time on steer roping, Rodeo changes, Cattle size, Horns, Diamond A, Buck Jackson rodeo work, Arizona Ropers, Dallying, Rope length, Saddle changes, Horns, Swells, Rodeo retirement age, Diamond A, Number of horses, Number per man

Tape 1, Side 2: Young Bill: Autobiographical material, Reading from a book, Early life, Cowboy wages, Jackrabbits - Haskle County, Jackrabbit bounty, Prairie dog bounty, Cost of Heifers, Heifer incident, San Simons, Arizona, 1896, Cutting horses incident, Cost of whiskey, Lack of glass, nails, Locks, Big Bend fighting incident, Tombstone incident, Nogalus (?) shooting incident, Cattle Branding incident, Human soup bowls, Water running up hill, Reasons for coming back to Texas, Tearing down fences, First job wages, Cherokee Indians, Drive from Abilene to Dodge, Length of time, Size of herd, Stampedes, Lead steer, Beef to Indians

Range Dates: 1896-1968

Bulk Dates: 1896-1968

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