Keeney, Roy 1983-01-25

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Roy Keeney discusses rancher Wayne Chandler and the Del City and Salt Flat, Texas, areas.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Roy Keeney

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: January 25, 1983

Location: Bluff Dale, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Wayne Chandler, Acquisition of Wine Glass Ranch, Sale of ranch, Cattle on ranch, Ranch, Size, Windmills, Water wells, Wayne Chandler (again), Ranching interests, Characteristics, Finances, Banking, Family, Wayne Chandler, Jr., Salt Flats (near El Paso), Water well, Crop experimentation, Keeney’s job, Land promotion, Clark Chandler, Farming attempt, Gary Laughlin, Salt Flats land, Prices (1947-48), Keeney’s land, Water, Purchase options, Clearance.

Tape 1, Side 2: Land clearance (continued), Mexican labor, Problems with Border Control, Flood—Del City and Salt Flat area, Experimental cotton patch, Location, First gin, Mr. Stone, Wayne Chandler (again), Sold land (c. 1950), George McClausky, Flood (again), Irrigation, Ditches, Sprinklers, Keeney left area about 1950, Rabbits, Reasons Keeney left, Farming, Production, Gentry brothers, Description of Del City area, Isolation, Wildlife, Guitar family ranch, Del City, Origin of name.

Range Dates: 1945-1983

Bulk Dates: 1945-1950

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