Paul Patterson reads an unpublished article on Bob Mims.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,
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
Original Recording Format:
Recording Format Notes:
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