Mims, Bob

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Paul Patterson reads an unpublished article on Bob Mims. He then combines personal recollections with his own colorful poetry and aesthetic and social comments.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Bob Mims

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: None Given

Location: None Given

Interviewer: Paul Patterson

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Mims family move to Texas (1883), Bob Mims’ work on a ranch in West Texas, Sale of ranches near Ozona, Anecdotes involving cattle/"nester" conflict, Mims’ career in professional rodeos, Other rodeo performers and rodeo stock, Mims’ marriage in 1901 and subsequent career, Interviewer’s personal recollections of ranching in the 1920s, Anecdote about Pappy Taylor, a gambler who lost to an Indian squaw, Indian behavior, Recollections of Quanah Parker and attitude towards Indians.

Tape 1, Side 2: Patterson reads his "Tribute to Bill Nix", Rodeo performers recalled, Patterson reads his poem entitled "Fort Worth", Patterson reads his poem entitled "Border Moon" and a poem about "Booger Red", Patterson compares poetry to TV commercials, Poem on dress styles, Poem on Big Bend, More poems follow.

Range Dates: 1883-1920s

Bulk Dates: 1883-1920s

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