Myres, Porter 1969-06-03

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Porter Myers, longtime Four Sixes (6666) Ranch employee, relates the changes in operation of the ranch and talks about its horses and buildings.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Porter Myres

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: June 03, 1969

Location: Guthrie, Texas

Interviewer: Dr. Charles Townsend

Length: 1 hour 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Porter Myers—biographical, Employment on ranch since 1942, Going out with wagon to work cattle, Cowboys’ diet, Son-of-a-gun stew, Cattle driven to shipping point, Ranch horses, Roundups and branding, Changes in branding, Changes in cattle and ranching, Ranch operation, Cattle breeding and improvement, Ranch headquarters and camps, Size of ranch, Ranches owned by Burnetts.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Tape 2, Side 1: Changes in ranching, Changes in number of horses, Anne Burnett (Windfohr) Tandy—owns ranch, Wagon still taken out in spring and fall, Branding, Most of feed for livestock bought, Ranch raises race horses, Myers breaks his hip, Ranch owners discussed, Changes in ranching, Number of cowboys, Vet room discussed, Rattlesnakes.

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Tape 3, Side 1: Ranch buildings: corrals and barns, Ranch horses, Horse branding, Breeding horses.

Tape 3, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1942-1969

Bulk Dates: 1942-1969

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