Weber, Paul 1972-06-09

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Paul Weber, South Texas rancher, recalls his education and acquaintance with Coach A. H. Jungerman at Nixon. He also discusses his ranching operations, past and present.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Paul Weber

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: June 09, 1972

Location: Nixon, Texas

Interviewer: David Murrah

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Recalls athletic career at Nixon High School, Coach A. H. Jungerman characterized, Football equipment innovated, Jungerman mentioned again, Reviews Lockhart-Nixon game of 1923, Traveling to sports contests, Athletic officials discussed, Notes lack of eligibility rules in high school athletics, Background information given, John W. Hardin mentioned, Outlines division of family ranch property, Ranch operation recalled, Describes Depression cattle prices and cattle shoot.

Tape 1, Side 2: Worked with South Texas cattle industry, Explains process of shipping cattle to New Orleans, Notes preference of trucking over railroads, Early South Texas cattle feeding program, Cattle feed discussed, Reasons for changing nature of ranching in South Texas, Advice to youth on the future of ranching, Brother’s marketing practices examined, Nixon poultry industry discussed.

Range Dates: 1920-1972

Bulk Dates: 1920s-1930s

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