May, J W Warnie 1970-02-27

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Warnie May relates his experiences as a cowboy and talks of ranch life past and present.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: J.W. "Warnie" May

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: February 27, 1970

Location: Ovalo, Texas

Interviewer: Elmer Kelton

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Story of outlaw Black Jack, Ranch jobs of J. W. May included working for Moe Rucker and Harris Ranch, Gathering cattle in Pecos River, Broke horses in Carlyle (?) Bar Community, Dipping for ticks in Palestine, Differences in cowboys past and present, Bronc riding incidents.

Tape 1, Side 2: Harris Ranch is a horse and mule ranch, Entertainment that May had in old days was wrestling and 7-up, Roping and branding in open spaces, Difference between past and present horse breaking techniques, Value of horses, Incident of sheep stealing on Pecos River in New Mexico.

Range Dates: None Given

Bulk Dates: None Given

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