Childress, C C 1968-05-20

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C. C. Childress discusses the early establishment of several small towns and their citizens as well as his life as a cowboy. Among other things, he gives some very interesting information on local wildlife, their numbers and condition.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: C. C. Childress

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Date: May 20, 1968

Location: Odessa, Texas

Interviewer: Paul Patterson

Length: 1 hour, 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Short biography, Angelo of 1898, Size of Thornton range, Listing of small towns, Shipping points, Lee Powell, Naming of Powell Gap, Rabbit nuisance and killing, Killing coyotes, Bounty price, Lobos, Antelopes, Deer, Flies, 1904 Flood, Castle Gap, Watering places, Accidental deaths, School near Garden City, Enrollment, Length of school day, Wild horse roundup, Size of herds, Panthers, Catching antelopes, Sheffield, Early location, Drives, Size of herds, Wyoming wages, Texas wages

Tape 1, Side 2: Guarding the herd, Stampedes, Rankin, Biographical material, Schooling at Garden City, School at Stiles, Stiles hotel, Upland, Early citizens, King Mr. will, Railroad, Crews, Camp locations, Cost of shoeing, Stage stands, Routes, Spring at Castle Gap, Location of bridges, Ranking, Train stop, First house, Post office and master, Upland stores, Coffins and buryings

Range Dates: 1898-1968

Bulk Dates: 1904-1968

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