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Oral History Interview with Warren Klein, March 18, 1999

Description: Interview with Warren Klein, a rancher from Kerrville, Texas. Mr. Klein discusses his parents' move to the area, his life as a rancher, and several notable events in local history: droughts, the flood of 1932, the establishment of the Divide School building on his family's land, and deadly weather.
Date: March 18, 1999
Creator: Craig, Brenda; Nicholson, Marj & Klein, Warren
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

[Ranchers on the Childers family ranch]

Description: Photograph of several unidentified ranchers outside, having a meal. Six horses are in the background, and a wagon is in the far right corner. There are approximately 13 ranchers in the photograph. Eleven ranchers are sitting in a row on the ground. In the center of the photograph a rancher is standing in front of a horse. One rancher is standing in the right corner beside the wagon.
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Oral History Interview with Don Eugene Lock, September 14, 2000

Description: Interview with Don Eugene "Gene" Lock, descendant of Kerr County pioneers and rancher from Kerrville, Texas. Mr. Lock talks about how his family ended up in the area, his experience as a rancher, and his memories of horse breeding and racing. He also discusses his work for Kerrville's newspaper, the Mountain Sun, and his Bible education. Mr. Lock mentions briefly that he boxed as a young man.
Date: September 14, 2000
Creator: Bethel, Ann; Snodgrass, Clarabelle & Lock, Don Eugene
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Richard Clay McBride, April 3, 2012

Description: Interview with Richard Clay McBryde, a rancher from Kerrville, Texas. Mr. McBryde discusses his life as a rancher, his rodeo career, his education, and his short-lived football career. The interview transcript includes photos of Richard Clay McBryde, his rodeo years, and his family, on pages 16-21.
Date: April 3, 2012
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Stephens, Louis & McBryde, Richard Clay
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

[Photographs of Cecil and Mary Smith at Their Ranch]

Description: Two photographs of Cecil and Mary Smith. In the first photo, the couple stands side by side behind a large fence, Cecil (on the left, wearing a bomber jacket and baseball cap) with his left arm resting on the fence. In the background, a house on the right, a fence on the left, and large trees are visible. In the second photograph, the couple stands beside a barbed-wire fence post, Cecil on the right, wearing a white shirt and cowboy hat, and Mary on the left, wearing a long sleeve dress with pearls. In the background, a house with dark wood siding and a tin roof is visible, with a lawn chair just in front of it. The two photographs are attached to a piece of paper with handwritten notes about the photos written on it.
Date: 1976
Creator: Edmonds, Bettie
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

Oral History Interview with Amos Lee Smith, March 1, 1998

Description: Interview with Amos Lee Smith, a rancher from Bandera County for the Kerr County Historical Commission Oral History Project. The interview includes his experiences during the Depression, as well as his life as a rancher, a butcher shop owner, and employee of Continental Oil Company.
Date: March 1, 1998
Creator: Witt, Gerald; Smith, Amos Lee & Bethel, Ann
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Ross Snodgrass, June 13, 1999

Description: Interview with Ross Snodgrass, ranche rfrom Kerrville, Texas. Mr. Snodgrass discusses his family's move to the area in the mid-1800s, as well as their ranching history. He talks about his own experience as a rancher, raising and training animals, surviving droughts (and anthrax), roping, and more. Mr. Snodgrass also tells stories about the "Whippoorwill" band he and his wife, Clarabelle Snodgrass, started after marrying in 1933. The transcript includes a few comments by his wife.
Date: June 13, 1999
Creator: Bethel, Ann & Snodgrass, Ross
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Aime Frank Real, August 16, 2000

Description: Interview with Aime Frank Real, a rancher and the great-grandson of one of the original Kerr County settlers, from Kerrville, Texas. Mr. Real discusses his family history, his family's ranching work, his personal experience with sheep ranching, organized hunting in Kerr County, and local ranchers' attempts to remedy problems with screwworms and eagles. He briefly mentions Kerrville's German Club.
Date: August 16, 2000
Creator: Snodgrass, Clarabelle; Bethel, Ann & Real, Aime Frank
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Jack L. Groff, October 12, 2000

Description: Interview with Jack L. Groff, a sheep and goat specialist from Kerrville, Texas. Mr. Groff, describes his career advising ranchers how to raise goats and sheep for over 50 years, his activities as a mohair and wool specialist for Texas A&M, and his involvement with the National Mohair Council. He discusses the uses and production of mohair and wool fibers, and tracks the industry's spatial and economic growth over the years.
Date: October 12, 2000
Creator: Bethel, Ann; Snodgrass, Clarabelle & Groff, Jack L.
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

The Early History of Floyd County

Description: This book discusses the history of Floyd County, Texas, including the general organization of the county, the first settlers and settlements, battles, expeditions, and notable individuals. The index begins on page 141.
Date: 1947
Creator: Hall, Claude V.
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Shoenail Cook, Bill Stone and Family]

Description: Photograph of the family of Bill Stone, the long-time cook at the Shoenail Ranch. The family is sitting in two rows on rocks on the side of a hill. From the left sits Bill stone and his wife Lee Stone. Next to them on the right hand side sits their daughter, Nellie Mae, holding her youngest son, baby William, and her husband, Hugh Hassell. In the front row sits Nellie Mae and Hugh Hassell's children (from left) Emma Stone, Rose Stone, and Floyd Stone.
Date: 1909
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

Oral History Interview with George Allen Holekamp, September 27, 2000

Description: Interview with George Allen Holekamp, a rancher and descendant of Kerr County settlers from Kerrville, Texas. Mr. Holekamp details his family's history in Kerr County. He mentions that his ancestors included farmers, ranchers, and shingle-makers. He and his wife Mary Virginia Stevens are still involved in ranching and community activities, and their legacy continues on with their children. In his stories of ranching, he discusses ranchers' struggles with screwworm infestations and Brucellosis (Bang's Disease), the Bracero program, the Rural Electrification Association, and the Sheep and Goats Raisers Auxiliary.
Date: September 27, 2000
Creator: Bethel, Ann; Snodgrass, Clarabelle; Holekamp, George Allen & Holekamp, Mary Virginia
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

[Cattle Grazing]

Description: Photograph of a herd of cattle, tended by several mounted men and women, grazing in an open field. The entire group is inside a barbed wire fence.
Date: unknown
Creator: Mugg, Kilo
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

[Cowboys Riding Mules]

Description: Photograph of four cowboys on a ranch. Each cowboy is posing on a mule and are equipped with their rancher gear. The second cowboy from the left is Andy Scott and the last cowboy on the right is Reese Barton.
Date: unknown
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum