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Dave Kinney and R. J. Bell, residents of the Pitchfork Ranch, discuss various aspects of ranching and ranch life on the Pitchfork.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Dave Kinney and R.J. Bell

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: January 1980

Location: Pitchfork Ranch in King County, Texas

Interviewer: Unknown

Length: 1 hour, 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Brangus cattle breed, Cross breeds, Origins of, Advantages of, Beefmaster, Description of Pitchfork ranchland, Fences, Water gaps, John Ballard (cowboy), Brangus cattle (again), Description of, Navajo Indians, Build fence, Quality of, Incident: running over a cow, Longhorns, Dehorning cattle, Rattlesnakes, Indians, Richard Bolt (?), the chuckwagon cook, Quality of food, Steaks, Thanksgiving meal, Sourdough biscuits, Anecdote: horses eating sourdough biscuits and getting sick, Wild plum jam, Anecdote: pet cow named "White Ears", Missy Kinney, David Kinney, Dave Kinney, Education, Riding broncos.

Tape 1, Side 2: Riding broncos (continued), Equipment used, Techniques, Incident: accident where horse rolls over on top of Dave Kinney, Jimmy Jack, Horses, Injured by fences, Medicine, Pitching horse, Horses which run off with riders, "Hershey", Cherokee Strip, Oklahoma, Filing a claim, Problems living on a ranch, Medical emergencies, CB radio, Stage stop, Maggie Bragg’s grave, Cemeteries located on the Pitchfork Ranch, Waggoner Ranch, Locations and sizes of various ranches, Indians (again), Fence building, Squaws, Tepees, Babies, Appearance.

Tape 2, Side 1: Indians (continued), Incident: Axe murder committed by an Indian on the Pitchfork Ranch, D. Burns, Fencing (again), Sunny Edgar, Quality of fences, Materials required.

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1950-1980

Bulk Dates: 1950-1980

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