Stark, Raymond 1973-10-19

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Raymond Stark discusses is personal history, especially his job with the Matador Ranch and other places.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Raymond Stark

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: October 19, 1973

Location: Dickens, Texas

Interviewer: Jeff Townsend

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Family background told, Remembers early Dickens, Recalls settling in Dickens, Mentions his schooling, Began farming, Grew cotton for cash crop, Brother died of appendicitis, Tells about getting groceries, Railroad came to Spur in approximately 1912, Anecdote told about Bill Hyde, Comments on whiskey, Lists dances and instruments used, Started work with Matador (1915), Married (1913), Describes work at Matador, Lists wells on the land, Tells about how water was gotten.

Tape 1, Side 2: Continues discussion on water, Worked again on Matador land in the 1950s, Tells about another job he had with Red Lake, Farmed from 1918 to early 1950s, Comments on wages made, Describes life on a wagon, Father ran his stock on Matador land, Mentions Charlie Cannon conflict, Began fencing about 1904, Describes differences between work on Matador and that of other ranches.

Range Dates: 1904-1950s

Bulk Dates: 1912-1950s

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