Greenleaf, James O 1977-05-15

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James Greenleaf recalls his past and discusses the ranching industry in Kansas.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: James O. Greenleaf

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Date: May 15, 1977

Location: Greensburg, Kansas

Interviewer: Charles Wood

Length: 1 hour, 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: O. J. Greenleaf, Grandfather, First Greenleaf into Kansas (1882), Watson-Fullerton Cattle Co., Father, Jesse Greenleaf, Grandmother, Maiden name Miller, Grandfather, Ranching, Greensburg Kansas, Livery stable, Sheriff, Postmaster, Born (1910), Jesse and Fred Greenleaf, Ranching, Land, Cattle, Ranch, Established (by 1900s), Acreage, Mother, Maiden name Kane, Jesse Greenleaf, Largest rancher in Kansas, Beau Santos, Hereford bull, Robert H. Hazlett, Registered Hereford breeder.

Tape 1, Side 2: Repeater, Family of registered Herefords, Overton Harris, Hereford breeder, Herefords, Physical changes, Reason for changes, Jerry (J. J.) Moxley, Beef specialists at Kansas State University, Rancher, Joe Lewis, Breeder and judge, Cattle market, Shipping, Trucking, Feeding, Buying.

Tape 2, Side 1: Wintering cattle, Feed, Pasture, Cotton seed, Buying cattle, Weight, Selling cattle, Depression, Joe Mercer, Kansas Livestock Association, Horses.

Tape 2, Side 2: Kansas Livestock Commission, Glenn Pickett, Achievements (1930s), Shipping rates, John Marriage, Cattle breeder, Develop a new breed, Jesse Greenleaf, Association with ranch, Ranch, Most prosperous time.

Range Dates: 1882-1930s

Bulk Dates: c. 1900-1930s

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