Harris, H L 1973-08-14
H. L. Harris, a longtime cowboy, describes early ranching as he and his father experienced it.
General Interview Information
Interviewee Name: H. L. "Butch" Harris
Additional Parties Recorded:
Date: August 14, 1973
Location: Willcox, Arizona
Interviewer: Paul Patterson
Length: 2 hours, 15 minutes
Tape 1, Side 1: Talks about riding experiences,
Comments on his father’s career as a cowboy in
Father moved between Texas and Oklahoma,
Recounts troubles in Oklahoma,
Moved to West Texas,
Remembers Indians in Oklahoma,
Parents’ backgrounds reviewed,
Discusses ranching experiences in Texas.
Tape 1, Side 2: Continues father’s activities in the steer business,
Breeds of cattle listed,
Tells about father’s experiences with outlaws,
Ranches in Texas named,
Accounts for father’s businesses,
Was in rodeos,
Some accidents described.
Tape 2, Side 1: Talks about his experience working with wagons,
Herds that caused trouble remembered,
Comments on horses,
Tape 2, Side 2: Discussion on the Depression (continued),
Slaughter of herds recalled,
Tells about other jobs,
Predator problem described,
Relates experience in delivering ice.
Tape 3, Side 1: Discussion on delivering ice (continued),
Other jobs summarized,
Humorous anecdotes told.
Tape 3, Side 2: Blank
Range Dates: 1890s-1973
Bulk Dates: 1930s-1973
Original Recording Format:
Recording Format Notes:
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