Carpenter, Farrington 1969

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Farrington Carpenter, a retired cowboy, reminisces about his early life on the Dawson Ranch in New Mexico and about its founder, John B. Dawson.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Farrington Carpenter

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Date: 1969

Location: Hayden, Colorado


Length: 50 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Whitney Ranch, Dawson, New Mexico, Mr. G. A. Whitney, Mrs. Whitney, Mr. John B. Dawson, Sale of agricultural products in Dawson, Fred Whitney (son-in-law), Dinner at Dawson Ranch, Tom Curtis, Anecdote - attempted burial of a black man on Dawson, Ranch, Bear hunt, Use of dogs, Horses, Brands, Saddles, Camping, Killing a bobcat, Dawson's trip to northwest Colorado, Description

Tape 1, Side 2: Carpenter to northwest Colorado, To work for Dawson (c. 1905), Sale of Dawson Ranch in New Mexico, Coal rights dispute, Homestead, Fencing contract, State and Federal Lands, Work on homestead, Dawson family customs, Courtship, Anecdote - Dawson lost in Arkansas, Carpenter as member of Dawson family, Dawson's third wife

Range Dates: 1905-1969

Bulk Dates: 1905-1969

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