Deeton, Wilburn 1973-11-14

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Wilburn Deeton, former Matador cowboy, discusses his work for the Matador Land and Cattle Company.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Wilburn Deeton

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Date: November 14, 1973

Location: Matador, Texas

Interviewer: Jeff Townsend

Length: 25 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Personal background given, Recalls work after high school and beginning of work with Matador Land and Cattle Company, Former wagon bosses mentioned, States working conditions during World War II, Break-up of company recounted, Comments on relationship of cattle men and farmers, Management of ranch mentioned, Discusses ownership of ranch, Remarks on amount of control of various heads of ranch, Recollection of droughts, Changes in ranching described, Mentions control of mesquite trees

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

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