Justice, Cameron 1968-07-15

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Cameron Justice talks about his father, J. D. Justice, the establishment of his namesake town of Justiceburg, and ranching in the area. He includes specific data in addition to significant historical incidents.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Cameron Justice

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: July 15, 1968

Location: Justiceburg, Texas

Interviewer: David B. Gracy II

Length: 1 hour, 15 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: J. D. Justice, biography, Arrival in West Texas, Establishment of ranches, Cattle hero and size, Establishment of Justiceburg (1907), Naming, Cattle and shipping point, Reasons for growth, Oil, Branding cattle (University and 19th streets), OC Ranch location, Grenigo Ranch incident, Justice brand, First fence, J. D. Justice’s death, Justiceburg (again), Population, Santa Fe Railroad stop, Association with Post, Location of county seat, Railroad right-of-way, Ranches bordering Justice Ranch, Coal deposits, Incorporation, Location of Burnam, Early organizers, Land selling, Commission houses and speculation, Doctor’s fee, Bankrupt fee incident, Cowboy wages, Dances.

Tape 1, Side 2: Number of windmills, Drought incident (1917-19), White’s land lease, Short history of LFD Ranch, Building of cattle pens, Claims against railroad, Dermott location, B. Moore, White buffalo robe, Listing of early residents, Cowboy hours, Food, Drying meat, Mesquite, Equipment, Cutting horse incident.

Range Dates: 1907-1920

Bulk Dates: 1907-1920

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