Hunt, Mr and Mrs Bryan 1970-08-19

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The Hunts discuss their respective families, and Bryan Hunt relates information regarding ranching in the Sonora area.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Hunt

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Date: August 19, 1970

Location: Sonora, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Carpenter

Length: 40 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Mrs. Hunt’s maternal family background, Isaac Miers maternal grandfather, Farmer and rancher, Father Bill Sabell, Stagecoach driver and rancher, Mrs. Hunt’s childhood experiences, Houses where she lived described, Recalls stores in Sonora, Story of ancestor John Morton signing Texas Declaration of Independence (1836), Mr. Hunt’s maternal grandparents settled in Brackettville Texas, Mr. Hunt’s childhood recalled, Expresses dislike of government cattle and sheep killing program of 1930s, Ranches in Mexico operated by U. S. citizens, Explains term "working livestock", Praises work of Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers Association.

Tape 1, Side 2: Hunt’s children named and discussed, Story of uncle Jim Cornell forming partnership with Sonora Judge, Mentions Mexican family which has worked for the Hunts for 50 years, Visit to James Hunt home on the ranch (formerly Bryan Hunt’s home), Description of the house.

Range Dates: 1836-1970

Bulk Dates: Early 1900s-1970

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