Patterson, John

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John Patterson relates his experiences driving cattle on the South Plains and his days as a rancher, particularly his ranching accidents. Note: The middle portion of Tape 2, Side 1 is garbled.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: John Patterson

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: None Given

Location: Big Lake, Texas

Interviewer: None Given

Length: 1 hour 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Family history, Big Spring, Texas (1903), Stiles, Texas, Seminole, Texas, Cattle, Roping, Horses, Cattle, Driving, Counting, Drives, Anecdotes.

Tape 1, Side 2: Cattle drives (continued), Going to town, Grazing and watering, Train, Disturbing peace, Coyle, Oklahoma, Horses, Chalky, Tom Roan.

Tape 2, Side 1: Arizona cattle, work, Jay Anderson, employer, Cattle and horses, Accidents.

Tape 2, Side 2: [Ruined due to excessive speed].

Range Dates: 1903-?

Bulk Dates: 1903-?

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