Morrison, Fran and Frank 2008-07-26

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This interview features Fran and Frank Morrison as they recount the genealogy of their grandparents, and discuss running a cow-calf operation at a ranch. In this interview, the Morrisons describe living on a ranch and the day to day operations of the ranch as well as how the community would help ranchers.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Fran and Frank Morrison

Additional Parties Recorded: n/a

Date: July 26, 2008

Location: Pampa, Texas

Interviewer: Andy Wilkinson

Length: 02:03:03 (2 hours, 3 minutes)


Introduction Family background; Fran’s schooling; How their family got to the ranch; Her grandmother, Kate Tucker’s story; growing up; How she met her husband; the ranch operation; His father’s cow-calf operation and how it differed from Grundy’s; Working the high horned Herefords on Horseback; Dealing with predators to the cows and calves; Bringing in extra help to manage the ranches; community help; Branding; Ranches getting broken up by oil wells and roads

Access Information

Original Recording Format: born digital audio

Recording Format Notes: audio CD recording available for listening in our Reading Room

Transcript: found here:

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