May, J W Warnie 1970-02-27
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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