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Bill Easter discusses the various jobs he has held, including cowboy and government employee.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: W. E. "Bill" Easter

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: November 29, 1979

Location: Ralls, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Prairie fire (1908), William Thomas Easter, father, Coonley and Basset Livestock Co., Nesters, Fire fighting methods, Surface water, Climate, Early ranching practices, Fence building, Drift fences, Fuels, Dugouts, Rattlesnake anecdote, Calf branding, Cattle shipping, Markets, Texas Ranger (1919), Border patrol, Crops, Cotton (1915), Land prices, Mr. Basset, manager - C. B. Livestock, Description, Ranchers, Marley

Tape 1, Side 2: Ranchers (continued), XIT, Southern boundary, Spur ranch, Swedish settlers, Ranch hands, Wages, Bedroll, Meals, Government employee (1920-1955), Washington, D. C., Santa Fe, New Mexico, Muskogee, Oklahoma, Los Alamos, New Mexico, Syrup making, Water supply, Blanco Canyon, Born (February 20, 1900), Bronc busting

Range Dates: 1900-1955

Bulk Dates: 1900-1955

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