Campbell, Helen 1968-09-23

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Helen Campbell, former secretary to Ewing Halsell, relates the background of William E. Halsell, the Mashed O Ranch and family history.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Helen Campbell

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Date: September 23, 1968

Location: San Antonio, Texas

Interviewer: David B. Gracy II



Tape 1, Side 1: Helen Campbell - Halsell - purchase of ranch, Sell of ranch - Raleigh (?), Depositions, W. E. - colonizing ranch, Bill of Sale, Orientation of brand, Mashed O, Name of Earth, Ewing Halsell, Died 1965--Submitted papers to Helen, Secretary to Mr. Halsell, Board of Foundation, Miss Rogers, Biography of Halsell, Trader, Cattle Drives, Ewing - Director of Land Sales, George Halsell, Scout for Indians, Cars for general transportation, Halsell's relation - with ranchers

Tape 1, Side 2: Condition of wetbacks, Ewing, Development of land, Advertising, Hot wells put down, Experimental Farm, Arthur P. Dugan, Littlefield Sale Manager, Acres Bought from XIT, Indian Territory Platt Book, Big Creek Ranch, Family background - start, Civic contributions, Will Rogers, Father Clem and W. E., Cowboys employed

Tape 2, Side 1: Newsclipping, Records, Mashed O Ranch, Operation of ranch, Branding, Big house

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1960s

Bulk Dates: 1960s

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