Miers, R E Lee 1968 Summer

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Lee Miers recalls sheep ranching and early settlers around Rankin, Texas.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: R. E. Lee Miers

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: Summer 1968

Location: Del Rio and Rankin, Texas

Interviewer: Paul Patterson

Length: None Given


Tape 1, Side 1: Mr. Miers, "Uncle Bob", Biographical sketch, Age 96: Birth, marriage, brothers and sisters, Driving of cattle and sheep, Supplies from San Angelo, Keeping sheep under herd, Wolves—worst on sheep, Relation to Willy Miers, Mexicans in the area, shearers, Outlaws in the country, Lack of doctors, Problems of water, Story of old man, Drilling of water well.

Tape 1, Side 2: Flora and Fauna, Wife’s biographical sketch, Sheep herding per section, Stealing of horses, Uncle Bob’s children, Father’s death and Mother’s, Attendance of sheep sales, etc. at 96, Wetbacks in area, Brother’s ranch in Mexico, Necessity to keep horses shod, Rock post holes for fencing, Fencing in one’s country, Deer found in area, Varmits left to endanger herds, Invention of windmill, Horse breaking, Horses frequently ran into fences, Hours per day herding sheep, Wool prices, Time lived at home, Deepest well, Tanks, Shearing for other people.

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