Smyth, Jot 1959-08-13

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Jot Smyth, Bordon County pioneer, discusses C. C. Slaughter’s ranch activities in the county and the subsequent land rushes at the turn of the century.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Jot Smyth

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: August 13, 1959

Location: None Given

Interviewer: Mrs. Frank Miller

Length: 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Began work with Slaughter Ranch (1901), Slaughter Ranch headquarters filed on by other owners, Slaughter cowboys recalled, Review of various Slaughter ranches, Driving cattle to Fort Sumner, New Mexico, Slaughter brought cattle to Borden County from Palo Pinto in 1887, Rock corrals built by sheepmen, Borden County pioneers mentioned, Described Slaughter’s sale of cattle to Witherspoon in 1903, Borden County land rush of 1903 discussed.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1887-1903

Bulk Dates: 1887-1903

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