Deaton, Wilburn Carter Rosie 1995-10-06

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Wilburn Deaton discusses his life as a cowboy on the Matador and Pitchfork ranches.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Wilburn Carter "Rosie" Deaton

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Date: October 6, 1995

Location: Matador, Texas

Interviewer: Sandra D. Harvey



Tape 1, Side 1: Background, Birth, Profitt, Texas, Parents, 6666 Ranch, Windmills, Matador Ranch, Pitchfork Ranch, Ranchwork, Dickins School, Graduating exercises, Cowboys, Had to be unmarried, And Ranch Owners, And Ranch Bosses, Open range before development, Wages, Buying supplies, Lure of being a cowboy, Life on ranch, Preparing cattle for market, Branding, Problems, Chuck wagons, Entertainment, Injuries

Tape 1, Side 2: Branding (continued), Weaning calves, Feeding cattle at Matador, Difference from Pitchfork, Breaking horses, Selecting horses, Injuries, Working horses, Pure-breed cattle, Military service, Return to cowboy life, Working on a chuckwagon, Food, Working hours, End of Matador Land and Cattle Co., Ltd., Retirement, Cowboy life, Marriage, Relaxation, Saddles, Water Wells, Weather, Winters (1930), Screw worms (1935)

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