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[[Category: Needs Review ]] [[category: SWC Interviews]] [[category: 1970s]] [[category: Great Depression]] [[category: Cattle Shooting]] [[category: World War I Veterans]] [[category: rodeos]] [[category: Family Life and Background]]
[[Category: Needs Review ]] [[category: SWC Interviews]] [[category: 1970s]] [[category: Great Depression]] [[category: Cattle Shooting]] [[category: World War I Veterans]] [[category: rodeo]] [[category: Family Life and Background]]

Latest revision as of 14:27, 27 August 2019

Carl Williams discusses his experiences in the cattle industry in the Nixon area for the past 60 years, dwelling particularly on the cattle shoot during the Depression.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Carl Williams

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: April 08, 1972

Location: Nixon, Texas

Interviewer: David Murrah

Length: 50 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Family history and childhood experiences, Describes cattle industry in the Nixon area, Mr. Williams’ first job working cattle, Various ranches in the area discussed, Shipping the cattle for sale, Size of some of the area ranches, Government buying and shipping of cattle to other areas, Mr. Williams recalls his job at the shipping pens, Explains process of branding with point, Number of cattle shipped, Government cattle killing program of the 1930s, Williams’ first reaction to the plan, Describes procedure followed by the government, Illegal taking of the meat, Extent of area participation in the program, Reasons for transferring cattle to different areas for killing, Compares price paid by the government to market prices for cattle.

Tape 1, Side 2: Cowboy wages from 1917 to 1947 recalled, Experiences rodeoing and breaking horses recalled, Armed service during World War I, Mentions various jobs held following Army discharge.

Range Dates: 1917-1947

Bulk Dates: 1930s

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