Jackson, Buck and Homer Schwalbe 1968-07-06

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Homer Schwalbe discusses his family and their sheep ranching operation in the Ozona area. The 1968 Pecos Rodeo, tape live, features famous announcer Buck Jackson.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Buck Jackson (Pecos Rodeo), and Homer Schwalbe

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Date: July 6, 1968

Location: Pecos, Texas

Interviewer: Paul Patterson

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Homer Schwalbe’s family, Father and uncles came into Ozona with sheep, Had to contend with many wild animals, Moved about 30 miles south of Ozona to a ranch, Incident recalled in which at least 187 sheep were killed, Family was first to bring in sheep, Later, father went into cattle business, Father, grandfather and 2 uncles did own shearing, Brought sheep from near Fort McKavett, Drove big muttons, Land open for sheep or cattle, A person could take up 8 sections of land at one time, Homer Schwalbe born January 1884, Recalls jokes he and his friend have played on each other, Introduction of rodeo riders, Pecos Rodeo—live broadcast featuring Buck Jackson as announcer.

Tape 1, Side 2: Unidentified speaker talking about horses, Speaker discussing Martine Castille’s (?) experiences with Pancho Villa.

Range Dates: 1884-1968

Bulk Dates: 1884-1968

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