Garrison, Junior 1967-08-07

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Mr. Garrison discusses all phases of the rodeo, from the first rodeos to the future possibilities; he also comments upon rodeo personalities.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Junior Garrison

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Date: August 7, 1967

Location: Oklahoma

Interviewer: Charles Townsend

Length: 4 hours


Tape 1: Mr. Garrison's background, Beginning roping, Tying calves, Purchase of horse - 1959, Horses, First rodeos, Amateur rodeos.

Tape 2: RCA Rodeos, Fort Worth Rodeo, National finals, 1965 - Gave up job, Mental attitude, Dean Oliver, Don McLaughlin Toots Mansfield, Sonny Davis - Steer roping, Slump after winning championship - Ernie Taylor.

Tape 3: Importance of the horse, Breaking the 8.8 record in 7.5, Types of calves, Method, Times for calf roping, Hancock horses, Future possibilities.

Tape 4: Olan Young, Bob Wiley, George Wilderspin, Future ropers - Ronnie Seawalt, Love of calf-roping, Dr. Hardy - Veterinarian, Rodeo winnings, Manner of living, Physical fitness.

Tape 5: Dean Oliver - World Champion 7 times, Conditioning, Weight, Don McLaughlin Dean Oliver, Attitude, Roy Duvall, Superstitions, Future of rodeo.

Tape 6: Humane society and rodeo, Jerk-down rule, Cheyenne rodeo, Limiting competitors, American Junior Rodeo Association, Cowboy conduct, Toughness of cowboys, Changes in rodeo conduct, Education of cowboys, Length of rodeo career, Importance of the horse.

Tape 7: Roping horses, Requirements in a horse, Old Baldy, Meko and Winslow, Breeding of the horse, Advantages of thoroughbred, Borrowing horses, Barrier, Types of calves.

Range Dates: 1959-1967

Bulk Dates: 1959-1967

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