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Tony Wallace discusses his career as a sheep trader in San Angelo.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Tony Wallace

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: July 03, 1986

Location: San Angelo, Texas

Interviewer: Elmer Kelton

Length: 40 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Background, Born: Coryell County, Texas (March 19, 1901), Father, P. S. Wallace, Childhood, Establishing ranch (1922), Partnership with brothers, P. S. Wallace estate, Seymour, Texas, Ranch (again), Depression era, Financial problem, Sale of land, Sale of mother’s ranch (1941), To San Angelo, Partnership with Alvin Neal, Sheep trading, Sheep business, Sheep trading (again), Problems/"wrecks", Cattle; Seymour, Texas, Feeding on wheat, Trading on commission, Good deals, Bad deals, People traded with, Trading (again), Large deals made over years, Trading west of San Angelo, Problems with knees, Changes in sheep country, Younger generation of ranchers, Livestock.

Tape 1, Side 2: Anecdote: trading calves in strike, Shipping livestock to Fort Worth, Cattle, Change in stockyards, Largest sheep sale (c. 1943), Stockyards Hotel, Sanderson to Fort Worth by train, Changes (again), Future of sheep business, Preference for sheep over cattle, Price-cost, Economic depression.

Range Dates: 1901-1986

Bulk Dates: 1930-1986

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