Bunton, Mrs Joe D 1971-07-28

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Mrs. Bunton discusses her experiences as the wife of a rancher and sheriff in Presidio County, Texas; Chihuahua, Mexico; and New Mexico.

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Interviewee Name: Mrs. Joe D. Bunton

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Date: July 28, 1971

Location: Marfa, Texas

Interviewer: Paul Patterson

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Financial condition of the Buntons during the Depression, Husband was sheriff, Drought conditions at Mimosa Ranch, Story of jailbreak, Mrs. Bunton's life in danger, Appearance on TV show, Financial conditions, again, Buying scrip profitable for some, Buying groceries for the prisoners, Prisoner named Dionne recalled, Husband's early life in the area, Mrs. Bunton's two sons mentioned, Bunton's experiences with ranching in Chihuahua, Mexico, Buntons' ranch in New Mexico described

Tape 1, Side 2: Mrs. Bunton's experiences as ham radio operator, Learning to be an operator, Husband stroke proved value of ham radio, Husband's illness, Golf cart equipped for city driving, Accident at rest home, Final days recalled, Describes ranch in Chihuahua, Mexico, again, Origin of water supply, Husband's acquaintance with Pancho Villa, Murder of man named Blackie, Bunton's Mexican horses, Expense of ranching today, Expresses regret at selling ranch, Husband's popularity, Silver in the area of Shafter, Texas, Entertaining company on a ranch, Danger of flooding on New Mexico ranch

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