Ten Eych, Pete, Doug Adams, and Talley Taylor 1971-07-22,23

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Pete Ten Eych, Doug Adams and Talley Taylor discuss the sheep ranching industry in the area, the government cattle shoots and other effects of the Depression on area ranches. They also recall some early ranching history and discuss their expectations for its future.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Pete Ten Eych, Doug Adams, and Talley Taylor

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: July 22-23, 1971

Location: Fort Stockton, Texas

Interviewer: Paul Patterson

Length: 1 hour 50 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Ten Eych recalls experiences as a cowboy in the 1920s and 1930s, 1925 was a bad year for cattle, Various places where he worked named, Cattle shoot discussed by Ten Eych and Taylor, Sheep also destroyed, Taylor describes his experiences overseeing cattle shoots, Prices paid for the skins noted.

Tape 1, Side 2: Reasons people quit raising steers in the area discussed, Adams describes his experiences on a sheep ranch during the Depression, Other ranchers’ Depression experiences noted, Cite problems of ranching in the Trans-Pecos area, Big ranches of the area named.

Tape 2, Side 1: Beginning of sheep ranching in the area discussed, Speculation on the future of the industry, Depression’s effect on ranches in the area, Ranches which survived the Depression named.

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1920s-1930s

Bulk Dates: 1925-1935

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