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Evan Koger gives a history of the Robbins family ranching operation, one of the largest in Kansas.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Evan Koger

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: July 15, 1977

Location: Belvidere, Kansas

Interviewer: Charles L. Wood

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: William Webster Robbins, Harper County, Kansas (1883), Ranch acquired, Edward Chester Robbins (1919), Manager, Extent of operation by World War II, Shorthorn cattle, Hereford cattle, Inheritance of ranch , Evan Koger (1967), Operations simplified, Natural gas discovery (1958), Cattle operation decline, Cow-calf operation, Bulls from Moxley and CK Ranch, Domino and W. H. R. Tight bulls, Cross breeding with Angus, Brookover Feedyard, Wichita, Kansas, market, National Livestock Company of Kansas City.

Tape 1, Side 2: Rail transportation (until 1950s), Dispute with Santa Fe Railroad, Truck transportation, Droughts (1930s and 1950s), Movement of cattle into Flint Hills area, Kansas Livestock Association, Significant contributions, Education at Yale University.

Range Dates: 1883-1967

Bulk Dates: 1883-1967

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