Ralls, Percy B 1956-07-20

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Percy Ralls talks about the life of his brother, John R. Ralls, with whom he ranched and founded the town of Ralls which is named for them.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Percy B. Ralls

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: July 20, 1956

Location: Ralls, Texas

Interviewer: Seymour V. Connor

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Biography of John R. Ralls, Wade Atkins mentioned, John R. Ralls comes to Bowie, Buildings moved from Terrell to Ryan, Ralls bought 10,000 acres and ran it as a ranch until 1911, Ralls urged that a railroad be built to Plainview and later to Lubbock, Ralls traded his merchandise for the land in Texas, Stocked the land with cattle in 1906.

Tape 1, Side 2: The Ralls brothers built the town of Ralls, J. R. Ralls built a house near Emma, J. R.’s brand described, Sterling Dawson mentioned, Reasons causing Ralls to build a town, Town of Cedric mentioned, Ralls bought 7,000 more acres, Growth of Ralls, Texas, Matner C. Vaughn mentioned, Four cent cotton, Last days of John R. Ralls, Mr. and Mrs. Ralls divorced, Mrs. J. R. Ralls appealed for executor of the Ralls estate, J. R. Ralls described, His philosophy of life, Secret of success, J. R. Ralls contributed money to Texas Tech.

Range Dates: 1906-1956

Bulk Dates: 1906-1956

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