Daffern, Albert 1973-11-14

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Albert Daffern, former Matador cowboy, discusses his jobs with the Matador Land and Cattle Company. Mrs. Albert Daffern and Jim Daffern, his brother, also speak briefly of their contacts with the Matador Ranch.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Albert Daffern

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Date: November 14 and 20, 1973

Location: Matador, Texas

Interviewer: Jeff Townsend

Length: 1 hour, 20 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Gives brief background information, Was born in Llano County on January 15, 1887, In 1900 parents moved to Matador, Father farmed land, Cattle quarantined for ticks, Took ticks off by hand, First dipping of cattle begun in 1907, Wife tells of her family's experience with Matador Ranch, When her father died, Matador Ranch branded her Mother's cattle, Discusses prairie dogs, Work for Matador listed, Started as horse wrangler in 1905, Worked on Montana Indian Reservation, Notes condition of Indian on reservation

Tape 1, Side 2: Process of shipping cattle recalled, Comments on relationship between ranch policy and Indians, Experiences occurring during wife's stay on Montana ranch, related, Introduces brother Jim Daffern, Was cook for Matador Ranch, Compares Matador Double Circle ranches, Accounts for return from Montana

Tape 2, Side 1: Discusses return to Texas, Incidents on Matador Ranch described, Lists jobs worked at after left Matador Ranch, Matador owners and managers noted, Comments on fence building

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1887-1973

Bulk Dates: 1887-1905

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