Loe, Ben 1972-01-14
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,
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
Original Recording Format:
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