Matthews, Mrs R L 1955-01-06

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Mrs. Matthews describes and gives the reason for and origin of many area cattle brands. She also mentions instances of brand changing and the moves made to stop that illegal practice.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mrs. R.L. Matthews

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: January 06, 1955

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: History Roundtable

Length: 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Definition of a brand, Branding traced to before Christ, XIT Ranch origin traced and exact location given, Origin of XIT brand given, Method of branding cattle to tell age, Brand reading discussed, Brands of Lubbock area named, Spade Ranch origin traced, Origin of 6666 brand, Lillybell Plunket story told, Origin of LFD Ranch, Origin of Spur Ranch, Origin and story of IOA Ranch, Methods of quieting restless steers, Little Miss Drake’s story, Brand changing discussed.

Tape 1, Side 2: Origin of Southwestern Cattle Association, Lem Chesser, first brand inspector of this area, mentioned, Story of how Boxing got its name, Sawyer brand described.

Range Dates: 1880s-early 1900s

Bulk Dates: 1880s-early 1900s

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