Newsom, Bill 1968 Summer

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Bill Newsom, retired cowboy, relates incidents on the Company Ranch in Brown County, Texas, where he worked.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Bill Newsom

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: Summer 1968

Location: Winchell, Texas

Interviewer: C. H. Bell

Length: None Given


Tape 1, Side 1: Bill Newsom, Company Ranch—White family estate, Employee, 1917, Length of Company Ranch, Fences—type (deer there), Juniper trees, Problem of lobos, Year sheep arrived, First Angora goats, Roundup of horses—two years, Location of Round Mountain tank, First fencing of Company Ranch, Barry Page, employee, Stewarts worked, Amount of pay per month, Number of hands used, Droughts experienced, Railroad built (1902-1902), Geographic center of Texas, Squatters on Ranch.

Tape 1, Side 2: Town in early days, Houses still standing, County was dry, Saloon in the river, Cotton raising, Peanut raising, Robert E. Lee Road (1856), Minnie Gravens, teacher, Oldest fenced places, Types of fence wire used, Will Simmons, Joe Jennings—house on Bell Ranch, Bill Newsom’s place, Height of Colorado River—1936 flood, Tornadoes, Cyclone, 1923, Destruction caused, Destruction of flood (1936), Loss of Magby’s (?) life, House wished up from flood.

Range Dates: 1856-1936

Bulk Dates: 1901-1936

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