Brunson, Henry

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Henry Brunson, government cattle appraiser during the Depression, reviews details of the government’s Depression-era cattle program and various aspects of his own ranching history.

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Interviewee Name: Henry Brunson

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Location: Midland, Texas

Interviewer: Paul Patterson

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Family ranch discussed, Examines Depression conditions and cattle policy, Details of cattle policy reviewed, Recalls threats of violence, Work schedule mentioned, Family history during the Depression related

Tape 1, Side 2: Family history during the Depression (continued), Recollection of blizzards, Comments on recovery from the Depression, Sheep-raising experiences cited, Various aspects of ranching discussed, Mentions gasoline-powered water pumps, Memories of the cattle business in 1924, Review of cattle management techniques, Current absence of prairie fires cited, Aspects of ranching (continued), Ranch and packing plant in Mexico remembered, Description of parents' early settlement in West Texas, Sources of power for Midland municipal water works named

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