Murrell, Johnny 1980-05-21

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Johnny Murrell discusses cattle and ranching in the area, particularly his management of the Halsell (Mashed O) Ranch.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Johnny Murrell

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: May 21, 1980

Location: Earth, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 1 hour 25 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Born: September 4, 1910, Halsell Ranch, Earth, Texas, Land, Ranching, Farming, Crops, Insects, Water supply, Halsell Ranch (again), Foreman (1945-1973), Cowboys, Will Rogers, Rope tricks, Bullfight anecdote, Branding, Amherst, Texas, Founded in 1923, Doctors, Hospital, Halsell Ranch (again), Land.

Tape 1, Side 2: Ewing Halsell, Colonization, Roads, Gus Parrish, Immigrants, Oklahoma, Farmer-Rancher controversy, Halsell Ranch (again), Land leasing, Halsell, Ranch management, Attitude towards women, Relatives, Thriftiness, Horsemanship, H. O. Murrell, brother, Ernest Huffman, Halsell Ranch manager, Coyotes, Herefords.

Tape 2, Side 1: Cattle breeding, Labor, Mexican-Americans, Braceros, Cattle feed, Halsell Ranch, Sale (1973), Cattle division, Cattle shipping, Railroads, Pens, Cowboys, Qualities, Jeanne McDonald, Kansas rancher, Drought (1950s), Banking anecdote.

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1910-1973

Bulk Dates: 1910-1973

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