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Ed Love, West Texas pioneer rancher, discusses his family’s acquisition of land and recalls a story of Mexican General Pascual Orozco during the Mexican Revolution. He also recalls ranch life and culture on the Texas-Mexican border in the Sierra Blanca area.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Ed Love

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: June, 06 1971

Location: Sierra Blanca, Texas

Interviewer: Paul Patterson

Length: 2 hours, 15 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Father moved to West Texas in 1895, Established method of homesteading through mining claims, Examines division of family ranch—1911, Education recalled, Traces sources of water supply on the ranch, Problems and competition in the sheep business described, Notes changes in ranching, Accidental death of ranch hand remembered.

Tape 1, Side 2: West Texas wildlife and ecology discussed, Relates Mexican folklore stories, Father’s experience with a spider bite told, Comments on effects of folk medicine, Customs officers and border patrols mentioned, Activities of Mexican general Pascual Orozco during the Mexican, Revolution recalled.

Tape 2, Side 1: Death of Pascual Orozco’s group recalled, Cites emigration of Mexicans to the U.S. during the Mexican Revolution, Discusses Pancho Villa’s trading horses and military equipment in West Texas, Tom Lea mentioned, Characterizes Jose Guerra, Bootlegging extensive on the border, Comments on existence of U.S. troops on the border, Mexican cattle and mules brought to the U.S., States attitude toward the Mexican Revolution.

Tape 2, Side 2: Nelson Morris’ TO Ranch described, Letter read concerning TO Ranch during the Revolution, Remembers 1933-34 drought and Depression, Experienced problems in feeding cattle during drought, Cattle shoot program explained, Practical jokes recounted, Various friends listed, First job recalled.

Tape 3, Side 1: Continues story about old mines Fire in mill recounted Prison ranching discussed Comments on condition of ranch land Wildlife described.

Tape 3, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1895-1971

Bulk Dates: 1895-1934

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