Rodgers, Mr and Mrs Rex and Dewey Seay 1975-09-20

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Mr. and Mrs. Rodgers and Dewey Seay discuss their early years as ranchers in Swisher County, Texas. Note: This tape is slightly distorted.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mr. and Mrs. Rex Rodgers and Dewey Seay

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: September 20, 1975

Location: Tulia, Texas

Interviewer: B. Byron Price

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Rex Rodgers, Born near Oklahoma City (1894), Father, Sterling M. Rodgers, To Texas (1899), Early fences, JA Ranch drift fence, Land prices, Early ranching, Neighbors, Family, Ranch size, Cattle, Breeding, Weather, Charles Goodnight, Mrs. Rex Rodgers, To Texas (1912), Charles and Mary Goodnight, Courtesy, Entertainment on the ranch, Getting cattle to market, Indian rock paintings, Scarcity of horses, Military service, Border patrol duty (Mexico), Various incidents, Ranch operations, Sterling M. Rodgers (again), Branding, Farming, First car (1918), Wild game, Rabbit drive, Grass fires.

Tape 1, Side 2: Grass fires (continued), Hereford, Texas, Mesquite trees, Raising cattle, Water, Depression (1930s), Early area doctors, Dr. Crawford, Frank Reaugh, artist, Art lessons, Indian rock paintings, Mule train, Mrs. Rodgers’ paintings.

Range Dates: 1894-1975

Bulk Dates: 1899-1975

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