Hubbs, Barney 1977 July

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Barney Hubbs discusses his family background, his beginnings in the newspaper and radio business, the establishment of Jal, New Mexico, and the life and reputation of Clay Allison.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Barney Hubbs

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: July 8 and 12, 1977

Location: Pecos, Texas

Interviewer: Richie Cravens

Length: 01:52:16


Tape 1, Side 1: Born in Sterling County Texas (1897), Father, Ranching, Fighting sheepmen, Hotel and farm acquired, Ranch near Pecos Texas, Cattle drowning, Maverick calves, Homesteading near Pecos, Disagreement with neighboring rancher, Farming attempt, Ranchers buying out homesteaders.

Tape 1, Side 2: Father, Foreman of X Ranch, Cook, World War I, Derrick work, Newspaper work, Reeves County Record, Pecos Record-Times, Pecos Times (1916), Financial difficulty, Competition, Editorials, Lawsuit, Pecos Enterprise, Cowboy work, Navy (1917), Printing business (1920), Newspapers, Growth, Henderson Sheffler, Radio station (1935), Carlsbad, New Mexico (1937), Business expansion, Writing.

Tape 2, Side 1: Selling out Odessa newspaper (1927), Wink Texas, Locating town site, Two-Gun Dick Herwig, "Oil field gangster", Jal development, Corruption, Retaliation from Hobbs, U. S. Marshal sheriffs and Rangers, East Texas field development, El Paso Natural Gas Company, Jal as company town, Housing, Location, Oil money.

Tape 2, Side 2: Homesteading in Pecos (1907-1909), Louis Roberson, Clay Allison, Grave, Early day rancher, Reputation for killing, Childhood hero, Locating grave, Researching Clay Allison, Interviewing, Truth behind killings, Fictitious stories, Settling in Pecos, Chuck Parsons, Judge Roy Bean house replica, Texas Centennial (1936), Relocation of grave to park.

Range Dates: 1897-1977

Bulk Dates: 1897-1977

Access Information

Original Recording Format:audio cassette

Recording Format Notes: digitized 2015

Transcript: no

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