Finan, Mrs W B 1968-08-15

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Mrs. Finian discusses ranch life in Old Mexico during the time of the Mexican Revolution from 1910 to 1917 and other interesting happenings during her lifetime.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mrs. W. B. Finan

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Date: August 15, 1968

Location: Eagle Pass, Texas

Interviewer: Paul Patterson



Tape 1, Side 1: Mrs. W. Finan, Biographical sketch, Ranch in Old Mexico, Revolutions in Mexico, Other Americans in Mexico, Cowhands - Mexicans, Selling of cattle, Rainfall, Children, Men revolting - ask for cattle, Cattle shipment, Recreation on ranch, Travels in Mexico, Injuries from ranch work, Kickapoo (Indian Reservation), Daughter's Ranch, Husband's death

Tape 1, Side 2: Horse buggy riding, Perilous times during revolution, Shopping for supplies, Health conditions in Mexico, Agrarian Law, No mans land, Mrs. Finan's parents, Mr. Finan's life, Seminole Indian - Employee, Number of hands required on ranch, Son's training of mules, Childrens' birthplaces, Old superstitions, Indians in Mexico, Daughter of a revolucionario, Finans' assistance in getting her out of country, U. S. Navy in Veracruz, Story of Chinaman, Germans in the area, Husband's prevention of a killing

Range Dates: 1910-1968

Bulk Dates: 1910-1917

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