Fullingim, L J

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L. J. Fullingim describes his work as a cowboy for the Matador Ranch. Mrs. Fullingim also makes some comments.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: L. J. "Charlie" Fullingim

Additional Parties Recorded: Mrs. Fullingim

Date: November 20, 1973 and December 18, 1973

Location: Afton, Texas

Interviewer: Jeff Townsend

Length: 1 hour 25 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Describes his background, Born in Dickens Texas in 1894, Family moved to New Mexico where he attended school, Experiences with cattle as a boy discussed, Started working for Matador Ranch in 1912, Worked at several jobs on ranch, When married took a camp, Mrs. Fullingim gives her background, Born near Afton in 1901, Origin of name Afton explained, Notes their courtship experiences, Recalls troubles on ranch, Wagon bosses remembered, Comments on living conditions of cowboys, Dealings with XIT Ranch mentioned, Talks about his horses, Camp managing described.

Tape 1, Side 2: Began as camp manager in 1921, Scottish bookkeepers listed, Had differences with Matador, Gives reasons for ranch manager quitting, Dipping cows began in 1913, Wages paid for jobs recalled, Tells anecdotes about ranch experiences, Bad weather conditions in 1918 depicted, Accounts for impression of Scottish owners.

Tape 2, Side 1: Discusses problems with wild steers, Anecdotes about his work with Matador Ranch given, Describes types of reports kept for bookkeeper, Notes troubles with driving bulls, Feelings about Matador Ranch liquidation recalled, Comments on familiarity with horses, Mrs. Fullingim liked ranch life, Describes gatherings at Roaring Springs, Lists special horses and their qualities, Eagles on Matador Ranch remembered.

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank
Range Dates: 1894-1921

Bulk Dates: 1901-1918

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