Martin, J Fisher 1971-08-07
J. Fisher Martin reminisces about his life in the ranching industry, including his work as a cowboy, windmill man and dealer in mustang horses. Note: This tape contains extraneous noise, which makes it very hard to understand.
General Interview Information
Interviewee Name: J. Fisher Martin
Additional Parties Recorded: None
Date: August 07, 1971
Location: San Angelo, Texas
Interviewer: Paul Patterson
Length: 55 minutes
Tape 1, Side 1: Family history given,
Recalls flood that destroyed family home,
Describes father’s farming activities,
Intruders on the Martin ranch remembered,
Describes early schools,
Worked as a cowboy,
Size of ranch remudas given,
Difficulties encountered in swimming a herd across a river,
Dealing in mustang horses explained,
Once traded a horse for a chicken.
Tape 1, Side 2: Mentions working with mustang horses,
Recalls last mustang he ever saw,
Expresses opinion about why he has lived to age 87,
Operations experiences in his 20s,
Discusses work as a windmill man for a cattle company,
Story of "ghost" on the ranch,
Relates several incidents involving lightning,
Fight between two men recalled.
Range Dates: None Given
Bulk Dates: None Given
Original Recording Format:
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