Santos Jaramillo at Viva Downs, Beeville, Texas 1974

Santos Jaramillo at Viva Downs, Beeville, Texas 1974

Date: June 23, 1974
Creator: unknown
Description: Two photographs of Viva downs in Beeville, Texas. The top photograph is of two horses on the race track. In the bottom photograph, the winning horse, Zipolo Honey, and his jockey stand beside the horse's owner Santos Jaramillo along with the horse trainers, Pancho Garza and Pete de Luna. In 1937, Santos Jaramillo started Jaramillo Cattle hauling with a bob-tailed truck. He soon had a fleet of big cattle trailers, taking cattle to market from ranches all over South Texas, and even by ferry from St. Joseph Island. After WWII, the railroad’s agricultural customers began to see the advantages of shipping by truck. While shipping by rail was less expensive, trucking was faster. Without the regulations of having to stop to feed and water the cattle, the truckers took cattle from the ranch to market in half the time.
Contributing Partner: Bee County Historical Commission
[Intelligence Report by T. D. McMillon and K. L. Anderton]

[Intelligence Report by T. D. McMillon and K. L. Anderton]

Date: June 25, 1974
Creator: Dallas (Tex.). Police Dept.
Description: Intelligence report regarding the theft of money from the 7/11 in which Marina Oswald Porter worked in 1974. The report states that Porter was in charge of the store when she found $390 missing.
Contributing Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives