Farr, Louis L III and Mrs Louis L Jr 1970-02-27

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Louis Farr and his mother, Mrs. Louis L. Farr, Jr., reminisce about their background and about ranch life.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Louis L. Farr, III and Mrs. Louis L. Farr, Jr.

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Date: February 27, 1970

Location: San Angelo, Texas

Interviewer: Fred A. Carpenter

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Louis L. Farr III: Great-grandfather, James Farr, Grandfather, Louis Lee Farr, Came to San Angelo with a surveying team, First County Clerk in Tom Green County, Various business interests, Father, Louis L. Farr, Fr (1894-1960), Ranching on Farr Ranch, Bar S (Sawyer Cattle Co.) superintendent 1926-1930, Manager Bar S 1930-1954, Describes father as "cowboy-manager", Discusses his father's and his job (1954-1969) as ranch manager of Bar S, Capacity of range, brush eradication, feeding cattle by chuck wagon, working cattle, general work, type of cattle, type of land and grasses, Government cattle shoot (1930s), Fear of government control of agriculture, Problems with conservationists, Education, Manager for William A. Blakley (?) (1954-1969), Discusses general scope of management, How it has broadened recently, Pasture rotation and early breeding

Tape 1, Side 2: American Mohair Association, Texas Sheep and Goat Raiser's Association, Involvement with legislative problems, Audubon Society, Mrs. Louis L. Farr, Jr.: Early life - parents, education, teaching, Difficulties on Farr Ranch - learning ranch ways, Anecdote about "Bull", Windmills, Life on Bar S, Coal lights, Spring and Fall Wagon Run, Anecdote about steer called Big Un, Anecdote about Methodist meeting

Range Dates: 1894-1969

Bulk Dates: 1894-1969

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