Dyer, Russell 1968

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Russell Dyer reviews his early life and career as a cowboy in the Sanderson area.

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Interviewee Name: Russell Dyer

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Date: Summer, 1968

Location: Sanderson, Texas

Interviewer: Paul Patterson



Tape 1, Side 1: Birth, Move to the West, Education, Cattle ranching, Electrical storm while driving cattle, Calf wagons, Varmints around Glass Mountain, Few fences then, Cross horse herd on Pecos River, Number of hands, Good horses, Good cook, Camping close to Midland, Night spent in cemetery, Post Office in Sanderson, Death of father and mother, Story of Doc Anderson, Jim Valentine, Train Robbery, Kilpatrick and partner stole mail saddle of Rogers Buria, Sanderson, Sanderson - tough town, Sanderson - shooting of Sternham, Witness in murder case, Governor Ferguson - term in office, Mexicans crossing the border, National Guardsmen there, Block "Y" Country, Deer and other animals in the country, Ole man Downey, Amount of rain, Leasing of his land - country N. E., Oak Mountains, Scare of Mexican, died of heart attack, Locked up in chicken house, Friend Floyd and his father, Death of Dee (?), Mr. Dyer ran cattle, Cold September, Goats - temperamental, Max Lucky, Rutledge, Rangers, Sheriff Nash, Incidents - Spurs, Brownie - jealous

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

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