Martin, J Fisher 1971-08-07

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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, Reviews education, Describes early schools, Worked as a cowboy, Size of ranch remudas given, Difficulties encountered in swimming a herd across a river, Droughts recalled, 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

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