Cathey, H W 1971-08-06

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H. W. Cathey, cattle and sheep raiser, discusses his management of livestock, including racehorses. He mentions the Suggs Ranch frequently and recalls moving cattle to Mexico.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: H. W. "Hack" Cathey

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Date: August 6, 1971

Location: San Angelo, Texas

Interviewer: Paul Patterson

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Droughts effect on sheep and cattle raising during the 1930s, Discusses banks' support during drought, Explains drop in wool and lamb prices, Raising race horses, Drought of 1918 described, Oil on ranch land recalled, Using weed roots and prickly pears as cattle feed in the 1930s, Early life and family background, Land rush wrestling in the courthouse yard mentioned, Explains origin of Suggs Ranch, Working for Suggs Ranch, Procedure used in dipping cattle for ticks, Nature and management of race horses

Tape 1, Side 2: Explores changes in durability of present day horses because of management, Suggs Ranch sale of 2,000 horses to Mexico recalled, Discusses ranchers' opposition to killing coyotes because of ecological balance, Sheep herders recalled, Attitude toward overstocking of sheep and its effect on the land, Using almanac signs to manage livestock and farm, Interest in and management of racehorses described, Nature and character of racehorses, Moving cattle to Mexico and rounding up Mexican cattle during the revolution, Problems with Mexican bandits enumerated, Discusses Mexican raids into the U. S., Expresses attitude toward two U. S. outlaws

Range Dates: 1918-1971

Bulk Dates: 1918-1930s

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