Chaney, Fred 1972-07-00

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Fred Chaney, pioneer of the Garden City area, discusses various aspects of his life on the family ranch.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Fred Chaney

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Date: July 1972

Location: Garden City, Texas

Interviewer: Paul Patterson

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Family background discussed, Put in early fences in the area, Acquired land in the area, Origin of Garden City and its name, Recalls Slaughter Ranch destruction, Discusses claim of grass fires started by "nesters" and plan to kill a ranch hand, Acquisition of land in 1902, Drilling windmills remembered, Recollection of fear of school, 1917 drought examined, Compares 1934 drought to previous droughts, Cattle shoot programs discussed, Drought in the 1950s compared to earlier droughts, Effects of floods, lightning and cyclones, Cattle branding procedures explained

Tape 1, Side 2: Fencing of ranches recalled, Mention of country doctors, Mrs. Chaney's family background reviewed, Tells of Plains antelope being roped, Wolves and floods described, Anecdote about a fire, Discussion of mesquites, Review of treatment for rattlesnake bite, States origin of the "Quien Sabe Ranch" or "Sabe Ranch", Attitude toward war expressed, Bank and train robbers' career traced, Cattle quarantine cited

Range Dates: 1902-1972

Bulk Dates: 1902-1950s

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