Courtney, Chester, Earl Ellis and E J Stovall 1968-08-22

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Retired Border Patrolmen Chester Courtney, Earl Ellis and E. J. Stovall relate incidents concerning the Border Patrol from the 1920s.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Chester Courtney, Earl Ellis and E. J. Stovall

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Date: August 22, 1968


Interviewer: Will R. McLeRoy

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Chester Courtney gives history of Border Patrol, Story of encounter between Jeff Milton and Three-Fingered Jack, Recalls letter to a dead man, Earl Fallis recalls traveling with Jeff Milton for several months, Mounted Inspectors of the Immigration Service became Border Patrol July 1, 1924, Became a Border Patrolman in 1925

Tape 1, Side 2: Tragic death of a Border Patrolman told by Earl Ellis, E. J. Stovall relates stories of the Border Patrol, Death of Lon Parker, Department of Chinese from Mexico

Range Dates: 1924-1968

Bulk Dates: 1924-1968

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