Moore, Andy Pete 1973-08-16

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Andy Pete Moore, a longtime cowboy, discusses ranching experiences.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Andy Pete Moore

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: August 16, 1973

Location: Hurley, New Mexico

Interviewer: Paul Patterson

Length: 3 hours


Tape 1, Side 1: Gives background of family, Grandparents remembered, Comments on jobs on fly traps and windmills, Branding practices described, Remembers Mexico operations, Driving practices noted.

Tape 1, Side 2: Discussion of Mexican operations (continued), Worked in hay field, Commissary recalled, Tells about horses, Job changes listed, Mentions other cowboys.

Tape 2, Side 1: Violence in towns noted, Recalls problem with Texas Ranger, Compares ranches where he has worked, Horses remembered, Discusses different methods of ranching, Problems of ranching in mountainous areas listed, Tells about different ranch personnel.

Tape 2, Side 2: Describes Apache reservation range, Other cowboys recalled, Other jobs discussed, Comments on types of horses used in working cattle, Wagons used in some areas, Tells about problems with immigrants between Texas and Mexico, Lists problem horses ridden.

Tape 3, Side 1: Comments on living conditions of cowboy, Pack mules’ function noted, Catches wild turkeys for food, Techniques of horseback riding in mountains, Recounts experiences, Preference for type of cattle stated, Tells about sheep herding, More jobs told about.

Tape 3, Side 2: Continues to tell about various jobs he as worked at, Held jobs involving cattle in El Paso, Description given of water storage in dammed-up canyons, Talks about his ranch, Process of packing a pack animal explained, Discusses changes in cattle industry, Accidents and sicknesses recounted.

Range Dates: None Given

Bulk Dates: None Given

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