Burns, D 1969-05-27

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D. Burns recalls the history and operation of the Pitchfork Ranch and his family.

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Interviewee Name: D. Burns

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Date: May 27, 1969

Location: Pitchfork Ranch

Interviewer: David B. Gracy II

Length: 25 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Genealogy of D. Burns's family, D. B. Gardner's management of Pitchfork, Cowboys and ranch salaries, Burns' family background, Ranching in DeWitt Co., West Texas - hardships, Education; ranch, farm, and sales experience, General Manager of Pitchfork Ranch - 1942, Pitchfork landholdings, Changes in ranching: improvement of cattle herd, modern techniques, diversification, use of feed lots, History of Pitchfork Ranch, Williams family - major stockholders, D. B. Gardner, Burns's preparation for Pitchfork work, Grandfather sent herd up Chisholm Trail - 1866, Operation of Ranch today: employees, camps, range divided into pastures, cattle breeding, Future bright because of feed lots

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

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