Loe, Ben 1972-01-14

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Ben Loe discusses his career as a cowboy and also the Matador half-dugout, now located at the Ranching Heritage Center at Texas Tech University.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Ben Loe

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: January 14, 1972

Location: Not Given

Interviewer: Duncan Muckelroy

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Ranch house environment described, Origin of half-dugout recalled, Outlines daily routine, Mentions repairs on dugout, Dugout interior examined, Recalls existence of rattlesnakes in the dugout, Prohibitions were made against poker playing and horse trading, Career reviewed, Discussion of family, Recalls dugout's lack of ceiling.

Tape 1, Side 2: Accidents described, Lists other prospective interviewees, Matador cowboys and conditions remembered, Branding techniques explained, Water supply described.

Range Dates: None Given

Bulk Dates: None Given

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