Howard, Harry 1974-04-27

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Harry Howard discusses his life as a cowboy, cattle drives and horse round-ups.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Harry Howard

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Date: April 27, 1974



Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Anecdote: coyote, Cattle drives, Gentle herd, Holding herd, Water, Barker’s ranches, Nueces River, Rio Grande, Surface water, Water tanks, Moving Ken Kleves to Rankin Texas, Breaking horses, Old Buffalo Howard’s horse, Coyotes, Rounding up wild horses, Anecdote: Wes Perry, Dick Turner, Anecdote: trading a mule for a horse, Groceries, Ismael Texas, Aston Texas, Mules, Anecdote: going for groceries, Working mules, [4 minutes of silence], Anecdote: tying up a brown mare, Anecdote: rounding up a black stallion.

Tape 1, Side 2: Recapturing horses, Following wagon tracks, Apache Ranch, Anecdote: crazy horse, Mr. Blocker, Anecdote: releasing a horse during a lightning storm, Trading a saddle for a mule, Horse drive, Length, Cattle drive, Mule (again), Trading the mule for a better horse, Fight between soldiers and Mexicans, Cattle drive (again), Catching wild cattle, Sewing their eyes shut.

Range Dates: 1900s-1974

Bulk Dates: 1900-1920

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