Earp, A B 1968-09-00

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A. B. Earp discusses his ranching experiences, early life in Hays County, and experiences as a deputy sheriff. He also talks about the Depression and the various trades he made during that time, selling cattle in Breckenridge during the oil boom, and raising hunting dogs.

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Interviewee Name: A. B. Earp

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Date: September 1968

Location: Crane, Texas

Interviewer: Paul Patterson

Length: 1 hour, 35 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Horses and their handling discussed, Cites number of wolves and coyotes in early days, Shipping cattle to Austin recalled, Horse trading reviewed, Tricks used to make a horse appear more desirable, Some horse trades mentioned, Went on goat drive in younger days, Explains use of mules on ranches, Accident with mules recalled, Breaking mules, Notes characteristics of mules, Price of mules noted, Raised in Hays County, First fence recalled, Reveals background of parents and grandparents, Related to Wyatt Earp, Owns document on Earp's trial, Used dogs in rounding up cattle, Reminisces about incident shearing goats

Tape 1, Side 2: Activities as a deputy sheriff described, Bootlegging incidents recalled

Tape 2, Side 1: Recollections of Depression days, Once traded a cow for a debt owed the buyer, Cites other trader made for his cows, Incident of trading hunting dog related, Traded a mare for a car and some meat, Bought and sold cattle in Breckenridge, Texas, during oil boom, Remembers selling a cow that kicked, Experiences raising hunting dogs discussed

Tape 2, Side 2: Raising hunting dogs (continued), Three-legged dog recalled, Hunting incidents related, Was involved in fight in town of Bee Cave, near Austin

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