Campbell, Tom 1972-04-08

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Tom Campbell reviews his business ventures in the cattle industry and his job as a tick inspector for South Texas in the 1920s.

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Interviewee Name: Tom Campbell

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Date: April 8, 1972

Location: near Leming, Texas

Interviewer: David Murrah

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Background and early life, Description of early Campbellton, Texas, Evolution of prickly pear burners for use in cattle feeding, Murrah reads awards and citations presented to Campbell in recognition of his service to the the cattle industry in tick eradication, Political problems encountered as tick inspector, Business ventures in cattle reviewed, Description of government cattle program in the 1930s, Attitudes toward abuse of the program, Recollections of John Connally's early life, Origin of Pleasanton's notoriety as the "birthplace of the cowman"

Tape 1, Side 2: Recollections about Dr. Ben Parker, More stories concerning John Connally, Description of area sandy terrain and its effect on sheep, Reflects on financial management problems, Present Campbell estate outlined, Experiences buying and selling cattle in 1919, Analysis of present cattle business, Acquaintance with Connally Davis discussed, Recollections of deceased wife

Range Dates: 1919-1972

Bulk Dates: 1919-1972

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