Bunton, W E 1971-07-30

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Bill Bunton discusses cattle ranching near Marfa, Texas.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: W. E. "Bill" Bunton

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Date: July 30, 1971

Location: Marfa, Texas

Interviewer: Paul Patterson

Length: 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Family history, Ranching and the cattle business examined, Methods of shipping cattle, Changes in the industry, Problems of prairie fires, Drought of 1933 discussed, Difficulty of obtaining labor today, Shafter Mine lung disease fatalities recalled, Smuggling during Prohibition in the area, Flu epidemic of 1918, Ranching (again), Varmints on the Bunton ranch, Kinds of cattle raised, Weather conditions on the Bunton ranch, Number of cattle run, Use of horses, Absence of cattle stealing on ranch explained, Describes wells on the ranch, Other water supplies, Mexican Revolution raids recalled

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1918-1933

Bulk Dates: 1918-1933

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