Hord, Clarence and Messrs Medley, Wimberly and Anderson 1968-05-28

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Clarence Hord gives information relating to various subjects, considering in depth sotol and poisonous plants. At times Side 2 is difficult to understand because of background noise. Several speakers tell of the very early days in far West Texas.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Clarence Hord, and Messrs. Medley, Wimberly, and Anderson

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Date: May 28, 1968

Location: Alpine, Texas

Interviewer: Paul Patterson

Length: 1 hour, 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Biographical material, Alpine Texas, Cyclone, Father’s biography, Saloon incidents, General store, Caskets, Father’s biography, Pancho Villa battle, Wild animals, Depression, Killing cattle, Drought, Sotol, Sotol brew, Loco weed, County commissioner wages, Building highways, Wages, Mexican arrest, Hatchet accident, Woman blacksmith, Quicksilver.

Tape 1, Side 2: Autobiographical material Storm, Working in Mexican territory, Type of cattle, Number of cattle, Autobiographical material, Drought years, Price of hides, Blizzard (1887), Sheep incident, Comanches’ last fight, Redwood, Comanche chief, Indian horses, Indian lands and cemetery, Cattle crossing on Pecos, Cattle herd size, Guarding cattle.

Range Dates: 1880s-1920s

Bulk Dates: 1887-c.1920

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