Fischer, Dennis 1982-08-00

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Dennis Fischer tells of his past as a rancher and stories of those days.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Dennis Fischer

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Date: August 1982

Location: Sonora, Texas

Interviewer: Roberta B. Sappington

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Cattle drive to Menard (1923), Will Allison, Tom Jackson, Range, Fenced with gates, Cattle drives, Lifestyle of Drovers, Menard, Utopia, 300 head of cattle, Trouble with cedar trails, Chuck wagon, Food, Eating times, He helped drive cattle, Point position, Rain, Sheep herding, First cattle drive experience, Going to Menard with livestock, Cattle stampede, Reasons for stampede, Stampede at Junction, Anecdote: (1928) 1500 sheep going down Main Street of Menard, James Russell, Special horses, Worked in Sterling City 91937), Worked for Lester Foster (1937-1939), Roped and doctored cattle by himself

Tape 1, Side 2: Various jobs throughout year, Creeps disease, Deficiency of vitamins, Ankles pop, Broken bones suffered, Horse scotch'n, Worked on ranches and sheered sheep or goats, Kirkland Ranch, Ranch work, Round ups, Worming cattle, Sheering, Worth of a good dog, Helping hands 91962), Good horses, Horse breaking method, Stories of breaking horses, Pictures discussed

Range Dates: 1923-1982

Bulk Dates: 1920s-1930s

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