Garrett, Tom 1971-09-17

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Mr. Tom Garrett, early day cowboy, reviews the work and personalities on the Mallet Ranch and its environs.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Tom Garrett

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Date: September 17, 1971

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: David Murrah and Duncan Muckelroy

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Description of home in 1902, Background information related, Born in 1881, Notes acquaintance with Slaughters, Explains division of CA Bar Ranch, Building windmills in Lamesa--1906, Work with Mallet Ranch reviewed, D. M. DeVitt mentioned, Discussion of Slaughter ownership, Windmiller capacity given, Various personalities characterized, Reviews distances and travel, Origin of Levelland examined, Locates Mallet line camps, Description of Slaughter Zavala camp, Location of dugouts stated, Expresses opinion of unanticipated publicity, Hiley and Oscar Boy mentioned, U. S.-Mexican relations studied, Characterizes George Slaughter, Slaughter-Mallet conflict revealed, Colonel C. C. Slaughter arrested.

Tape 1, Side 2: Mex-Line and Caput post offices, Anecdote about John Slaughter, Expresses dislike of John Slaughter, Explains name change: "Lemons" to "Lemonds", Surratt Ranch activities noted, Repair of windmills, Line camp moved to Ranch Headquarters, Relationship to Pat Garrett explained, Description of Mallet building, Urban land value discussed.

Range Dates: 1881-1971

Bulk Dates: 1902-1971

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