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Alfred Whitehead traces his life, with special emphasis on his early years, first as a cowboy and then as a ranch owner.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Alfred Ewing Whitehead

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: June 14, 1965

Location: Slaton, Texas

Interviewer: B. W. Aston

Length: 2 hours


Tape 1, Side 1: Background, Born (1879), Coming to Texas (1885), Buying land—advertising for workers, Gin at Granbury, Texas, Schooling, 100 sacks of pecans, Working near Fort Worth, Move to New Mexico ranch, Ranch owner, Mr. Trammell, Inspecting the ranch, Fellow ranch workers, Life on the ranch, The kitchen and cooking, Became foreman, Father’s advice about work.

Tape 1, Side 2: Ranch workers leaving for town, Getting new workers, Work on the ranch, Finding a new foreman, Butcher stealing meat, Buying, selling horses, Jim Stone, Blue Back Speller, Selling stock to Chicago, First year’s success, Mineral rights.

Tape 2, Side 1: Jack County—cowhand, Buying land, Amarillo Bank, Jack’s illness, Buying, selling land, Moving to Lubbock County, R. E. Stuart—gin, Buying Dickinson gin.

Tape 2, Side 2: Buying cottonseed, Selling cotton, Loaning money for house, Taking losses, Marriage to Mr. Dickinson’s daughter, Courtship.

Tape 3, Side 1: Talk with Mr. Dickinson, Children and family, Banking, Success today.

Tape 3, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1879-1965

Bulk Dates: 1882-1965

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