Hancock, Mrs Joe

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Mrs. Hancock discusses a large champion quarter horse named after her late husband, Joe Hancock. The career and lineage of the horse, renowned for the colts that he sired, are summarized.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mrs. Joe Hancock

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Location: Nocona, Texas

Interviewer: Charles Townsend

Length: 40 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Gives short account of horse "Joe Hancock" which the Hancocks owned until 1932, Horse was never outrun, Trained by Ogles in Ringling Oklahoma, Describes journey from Oklahoma to Perryton Texas (1912), Concludes that horse’s main value was in breeding, Sold him to Tom Burnett for $1,500, Discounts several myths about the horse, Mentions the Quarter Horse Journal, Dwells on the horse’s plow horse appearance, Story about Waggoner Downs Fort Worth, Emphasizes Joe Hancock’s easy temper.

Tape 1, Side 2: Tells of loss of horse that looked like Joe Hancock, Expresses horseman’s philosophy.

Range Dates: 1912-1930s

Bulk Dates: 1912-1930s

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