Lane, Elvie J 1973-08-15

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Elvie J. Lane, cattle inspector in Arizona, describes his ranching experiences.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Elvie J. Lane

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: August 15, 1973

Location: Willcox, Arizona

Interviewer: Paul Patterson

Length: 1 hour, 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Gives background, Early childhood spent in New Mexico, New Mexico homesteads discussed, Notes existence of big ranches, Ranching methods described, Comments on Arizona remembered, Types of cattle recalled, Remembers big ranches worked for, Names horses which he rode, Describes food at the ranch, Ranching practices cited, Explains how horses were broken, Practice of shipping cattle talked about, Discusses merits of cattle grazing, Predator problems stated.

Tape 1, Side 2: Predator problems (continued), Reads written article about Willcox, Arizona, Article contains short history of area, Beginnings of his own ranching stated, Tells of complications with droughts, Problems of cattlemen presented, Talks about breeds of cattle, Explains job as livestock inspector, Horse-raising commented on, Inspects for cattle diseases, Old ranches listed, Sheep and goat-raising was failure.

Range Dates: ?-1973

Bulk Dates: None Given

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