Koger, Evan 1977-07-15
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),
Edward Chester Robbins (1919),
Extent of operation by World War II,
Inheritance of ranch ,
Evan Koger (1967),
Natural gas discovery (1958),
Cattle operation decline,
Bulls from Moxley and CK Ranch,
Domino and W. H. R. Tight bulls,
Cross breeding with Angus,
Wichita, Kansas, market,
National Livestock Company of Kansas City.
Tape 1, Side 2: Rail transportation (until 1950s),
Dispute with Santa Fe Railroad,
Droughts (1930s and 1950s),
Movement of cattle into Flint Hills area,
Kansas Livestock Association,
Education at Yale University.
Range Dates: 1883-1967
Bulk Dates: 1883-1967
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