Randall, C M 1971-08-04

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C. M. Randal, longtime resident of Seymour, discusses his recollections of Baylor County in the late 19th century. Of special relevance is his discussion of lawyers, district and county judges, and periods of lawlessness in Baylor County.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: C.M. Randall

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: August 04, 1971

Location: Seymour, Texas

Interviewer: Joe D. Gibson

Length: 2 hours


Tape 1, Side 1: Baylor County, Texas, Early history, Judge Joe Dixon, W. A. Jones, R. J. Browning, Judge Joe Dixon (again), Cowboy strike of 1880s, Ranching practices, Pat Garrett, Saloons, Dixon murder, Webb-Dixon feud, Judge Joe Dixon (again), Personality, Effectiveness of as a lawyer, Education of, Judd King, President of School Board, Jack H. Glasgo, Joe A. Weed, S. I. Newton, T. J. North, Career, Burt King, Career, J. H. Woods, Career, R. S. Cockrell, County Attorney, C. M. Randall, Childhood, Cowboys’ reunion (1896).

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Tape 2, Side 1: C. M. Randall (continued), Burk Burnett, Carter Taylor, Maggie Taylor (wife), Last will, S. I. Newton (again), Reputation as judge, Well liked, J. G. Keenan, B. M. Britton, B. F. Bowman, Matt G. Mitchell, Character, Death penalty, Bootleggers, "Revenuers", Lawlessness in late 1800s, Murder of the sheriff, Tom Pickett, Burk Burnett (again), Incident: Black thief escapes from jail and is subsequently hunted down and killed.

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Tape 3, Side 1: Judge McGill, Charles Combs, Judge Mylan, Defeats Judge Joe Dixon, Popularity, J. H. Glasgo (again), L. W. Dalton, Drinking, D. A. Howland, Isaac O. Newman, Conservative nature of judges and lawyers, Democrats vs. Republicans, J. T. Montgomery (again), Education, Judge Mylan, L. M. Williams, Donald Dixon, I. R. Darnell, George Wilder.

Tape 3, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1880-1940

Bulk Dates: 1900-1920

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