Cryin' For Daylight: Ranching Culture in the Texas Coastal Bend

The Coastal Bend region of Texas embodies a rich and ethnically diverse cattle ranching heritage. For the first volume in her continuing effort to document this 155 year old culture, Louise S. O'Connor interviewed and photographed scores of men and women who have lived and worked on the ranches of the Texas Gulf Coast.

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19th century a rancher's legacy acquisition of land adversity American Indians anticipation of working cattle artistic skills attachment to the land bailing hay baptisms barns begin cowboy work begin ranch work birds birth stories black culture Black history blacksmith shops bootlegging boots bossing Brahmas branding branding iron breakdown of morality breeding brush work buggies bulls camaraderie camp cooks camp food camp houses camp life cattle behaviors cattle breeds cattle buyers cattle pens cattle work cattle work techniques cattle work timetable celebrations change is inevitable change is troubling changed attitudes towards cowboying changes in cattle changes in cattle work techniques changes in ranch economics changes in religious culture changes in the weather characteristics of women chauffeurs childhood childhood activities childhood chores childhood work choosing town vs. rural life Christmas chuck wagons church buildings church socializing clergymen clothing cold weather community changes community life community values cooks cotton gin cowboy ability cowboy ambition cowboy as owner cowboy characteristics cowboy clothes cowboy code cowboy dedication cowboy family life cowboy hats cowboy initiation Cowboy language cowboy life cowboy pride cowboy recreation cowboy sensitivity cowboy toughness cowboy view of land cowboy view of ranches cowboys cowmen coyotes craftsmen cultural changes daily tasks dancing dangerous work dating death by accident death by illness desire to preserve nature dipping doctoring doctors dogs domestic work domestics dreaming of working cattle drinking driving cattle droughts economic changes economics education enjoyment of work era after fencing era after helicopters era after trucks era before electricity era before fencing ethnic culture ethnic groups ethnic work cultures european origins faith family economics family history family life family values farm work farming favorite experiences feelings for horses fence work fences firearms first time experiences folk medicine food foremen funeral ritual funerals gambling genealogy general merchandise stores generational cowboying generational ranching going behind boss's back going up the trail gooseneck trailers gospel music government regulation grass Great Depression grocery stores group photograph Gulf Coast hard work hardship health care helicopters herd roping Herefords heroes hogs holding land at all costs home furnishings home remedies horse breaking horse care horse names horse quality horse riding horse riding skill horse use horses pulling buggies hours worked household appliances household life houses how we came here hunting for food illness impact of electricity impact of trucks and trailers importance of horses improvised play increase of brush on prairie influences informal rodeos injury instinct for cowboying interview process Irish culture Irish history isolation joke telling Juneteenth kangaroo court knowledge of cattle land as a precious commodity land conservation land ownership changes land stewardship responsibility land use lawmen learning to cowboy learning to ranch learning to ride living in nature living without amenities Longhorns looking for better pay loss of community spirit loss of land love of nature making do marketing cattle marriages mechanization of work men's vs. women's values mentoring merchants Mexican culture Mexican history midwifery midwives modern cowboys modern ranching mosquitos murders music making myths nature providing food night riding non-cowboy occupations O'Connor family history O'Connor Ranches, Inc. oil boom oil boom economic impact on ranching old cowboys open work outlaws outside cultural experiences outsider perspectives outsider views of coastal bend pasture locations pasture riders patron system payscales pen work personal economics personal faith personal life personal origins perspectives on life pitching horses playing church playing church playing cowboy politics portraits power and control pranks prestige professional influences quilting race relations raising children ranch brands ranch businesses ranch chores ranch cooks ranch economics ranch family members ranch history ranch infrastructure ranch knowledge ranch life ranch origins ranch personalities rancher characteristics rancher code rancher dedication rancher family life rancher fearlessness rancher integrity rancher perservarence rancher pride rancher recreation rancher sensitivity rancher toughness rancher/cowboy relationships ranchers ranches recipes recreational hunting reflections on aging reflections on dying relationship with nature religious activities religious groups remudas river bottoms rivers rodeos ropes roping saddles saloons school children schools securing food for survival self reliance sense of belonging sense of ownership settlements sewing shipping shops skinning dead cattle slavery snakes social events songs spurs stampedes storms subsistence economy tasso teachers teaching technological changes telephone service tents Texas Coastal Bend pioneers Texas War of Independence impact on TCB throwing calves time at ranch tophands towns train service trains travel outside the Coastal Bend uniqueness of culture uniqueness of land veterinarians view of bosses view of cattle view of cowhands view of women as ranchers vintage cars voodoo practice water wells weather signs what makes a cowboy why cowboy why ranch wildlife windmills women ranchers women taking on male roles women's impact on family life women's roles in the family women's roles on the ranch women's support of cowboys women's toughness work signals working at different ranches World War 1 and 2 impact on TCB
People
Abbie Linam Agnes Murphy Al McFaddin Alan Benson Albert Cunningham Albert Duke Alex de la Garza Alvin Power Ananias Cook Andy Spriggs Anita Linney Antonio Rodriguez, Jr. Armel Keeran Koontz-Baker Armour Joseph Fagan Ascension Campos Bailey Shaw Barbara Briggs Bear Bland Billy Albrecht Billy Welder Billy Welder, Jr Bobby Martin, Sr. Bobby McCan Boo Terrell Bosh Heron Bud Hanley Bud Harvey Bud Lias Jackson Buster Bickford Butler Williams C. I. "Kite" Tibiletti Camillo Ramirez, Jr. Caroline Albrecht Carrie Genenieve Lambert Wood Catherine McDowell Charlie Cantu Charlie Christianson Charlie Fox Charlie Hernandez Charlie Lewis, Sr. Charlie Williams Charlie Z. Lara Chico Rocha, Jr. Chris West Christoph Albrecht Clarence Preiss Claude K. Sr. McCan Claude Keeran Claudie Greenwood Clayton Isaiah Clyde Bauer Cornelius Lewis, Sr. DIck Hanley Daisy Avery Dan Youngblood David F. Williams David Marion Ohrt Del Osborn Dennis Martin O'Connor, III Dennis O'Connor, I Dennis O'Connor, II Dennis Williams Diana Massey Dick Avery Don Carleton Don O'Connor Dorothy Coward Dr. George E. Glover, Jr. Dr. Pattie Dodson Dr. Spec Phillips, D.V.M. Dr. William Milton Dodson E.J. Garza Earl Ward Ed Coward Ed Pickering, Jr. Eddie Lewis Eddie Rubio Edwin "Bull" Harvey Elaine Wagner Elias de la Garza Elmore Joshlin Elvin Scott Emma Campbell Emmet Perkins Ernest Landgraf Eula Phillips Eulalia Coward Evelyn Youngblood Felice Gonzales Finley Simpson Fred Huvar, Jr. Fred Rivas Freddy Fagan Frederick C. Albrecht Frederick William Fagan Fredrick Heinrich Sommers Fritz Green George Glover Swickheimer, Jr. Georgia Elkins Perkins Georgia Lee Swickheimer Gertrude Patterson Gilberto Perez Grace Fossati Grace Katherine Murphy Gaffney Guerro Perez Hallie Snider Harrison Williams Harry Thompson Henry Clay Koontz, IV Henry Clay Koontz, Jr. III Henry Clay Koontz, Sr. II Henry Dunman, Sr. Henry Hauschild Henry Morrow Henry Tijerina Horace Hammon McDowell Horace Joshlin Ira Heard Irvin Gipson Isaac "Ike" Dunman J. Y. Lott J.D. Mitchell Jack McDowell Jackie Lucchese Jackson Youngblood James Alfred McFaddin James Hewetson James Power James Power, Jr. Jay Welder, II Jeanette Perkins Jeanne Marks Jesse Jones, Sr. Jesus Ybarbo Jim Avery, Sr. Jim Coward Jim Garza Santiago Jim Lewis Jim Lewis Brown Jim Murphy Jim O'Connor Jim Welder, Jr. Jim Welder, Sr. Joe Bianchi Joe Dunman Joe Keefe Joe O'Connor Joe Serrata, Jr. Joe Tillman Joe de los Santos John Bianchi John Brown John Cliburn John H. Elkins John Howland Wood John James O'Brien John Kroeger John Morgan O'Brien John Newbanks Keeran John Scott John Welder, IV John Welder, V Johnny Power Jose Angel Serrata, Sr. Jose Casas Jose Maria Gonzales Juan Garcia Judge George B. Amery Judy Welder Julia Victoria Teal Murphy Julian Tijerina, Jr. Junior Groll, Jr. Junior Steward, Jr. K.J. Oliver Kai Buckert Kate O'Connor Kemper Stoner Williams, Jr. Kerry McCan, Jr. L.V. Terrell Laura Hopkins Laurine Cunningham Lawrence Williams Lawrence Wood Lee Powell Lela Cliburn Leo Scott Leo Welder Leroy Tibiletti Lester G. Long Levy Green Little Henry Lott Logan Upton Lola Adams Lonze Edwards Louis Polka Louis Power Louis Sitterle Louise S. O'Connor Love Shaw Lucas DuBois, Jr. Lucy de la Garza Ludie Youngblood Mabel Hanley Manuel Tijerina Marion Keyes Martin O'Connor Martin de Leon Mary Braman Mary Elizabeth Knight Mary Fox Kroeger Mary Jo Smith Marye Greer Matt Jones Mauro Gonzales McKinley Williams Mercario "Mac" Serrata Michael Murphy Mike Adames, Jr. Mike Adames, Sr. Mike Rivas Milam Thompson Monroe Benson Mose Henderson Murray Keyes Nasha Rocha, Jr. Nat Nixon Nathaniel Youngblood Nettie Elkins Nicholas Fagan Nick Rivas Nig Power Nita Power Norvell Brown Orion Linney Orville G. Copeland Oscar "Monk" Gipson Pancho Perez, Jr. Pancho Perez, Sr. Pat Welder, III Patrick Hughes Welder, Sr. Patrick Lambert Paul "Blue" Gipson Paul Lott Paulino Cantu Pearlie Pleasant Pete Brown Pete Fagan Pete Rydolph Pete Ybarbo Phil Snowden Philip Power Preston Austin Stofer Preston Rose Austin Quinn Love Quinta Collins Rachel Power Rafael Casas Rafael de la Garza Ralph Lott Ralph Tijerina Raz Lott Remeta Rocha, Sr. Rev. Coleman Joshlin Rev. Isaiah Weathers Rev. Mack Williams Rhett Johnson Richard Harris Richard Henry Wood Richard Wood Rob Welder Rob Williams Roger Fleming Roger Welder Romulo Ramirez Ruby Nelson Rufus H. Rogers Rufus Moore Rumaldo Perez, Jr. Rumaldo Perez, Sr. Rusty Coward Sam Jones Sam Ricks Sam Upton, Sr. Sam de la Garza Samuel John Williams Shanghai Pierce Simmie Rydolph Simon Reyes Smithy Welder Sol Parks Sophie Jeffers Spence Cook Steve Holliman Steve Odem Steve Rubio, Jr. Suey Richardson Sylvester Brown T. Michael O'Connor Terry Sofer Hewitt Thomas A. Jeffers Thomas Marion O'Connor, I Thomas Marion O'Connor, II Thomas Traylor Bauer Thornton Williams, Sr. Tom Ball Rodgers Tom Green Tom O'Connor, I Tom O'Connor, III Tom O'Connor, Jr. IV Tom Traylor Tony Lott Vallie Elliot Victor Moraida Victor Rodriguez Violena Elliot Wallace Shay Walter Garza Wayne Schlesinger Wesley Vivion Will Elliot Will King Will O'Connor Will Upton Will Weathers, Jr. William B. Traylor William F. "Bill" Albrecht, [I] William Scott Willie Jones Willie Terrell Willis W. Perkins Wilma Copeland Wilson Lott Winn Traylor
People
Abbie Linam Agnes Murphy Al McFaddin Alan Benson Albert Cunningham Albert Duke Alex de la Garza Alvin Power Ananias Cook Andy Spriggs Anita Linney Antonio Rodriguez, Jr. Armel Keeran Koontz-Baker Armour Joseph Fagan Ascension Campos Bailey Shaw Barbara Briggs Bear Bland Billy Albrecht Billy Welder Billy Welder, Jr Bobby Martin, Sr. Bobby McCan Boo Terrell Bosh Heron Bud Hanley Bud Harvey Bud Lias Jackson Buster Bickford Butler Williams C. I. "Kite" Tibiletti Camillo Ramirez, Jr. Caroline Albrecht Carrie Genenieve Lambert Wood Catherine McDowell Charlie Cantu Charlie Christianson Charlie Fox Charlie Hernandez Charlie Lewis, Sr. Charlie Williams Charlie Z. Lara Chico Rocha, Jr. Chris West Christoph Albrecht Clarence Preiss Claude K. Sr. McCan Claude Keeran Claudie Greenwood Clayton Isaiah Clyde Bauer Cornelius Lewis, Sr. DIck Hanley Daisy Avery Dan Youngblood David F. Williams David Marion Ohrt Del Osborn Dennis Martin O'Connor, III Dennis O'Connor, I Dennis O'Connor, II Dennis Williams Diana Massey Dick Avery Don Carleton Don O'Connor Dorothy Coward Dr. George E. Glover, Jr. Dr. Pattie Dodson Dr. Spec Phillips, D.V.M. Dr. William Milton Dodson E.J. Garza Earl Ward Ed Coward Ed Pickering, Jr. Eddie Lewis Eddie Rubio Edwin "Bull" Harvey Elaine Wagner Elias de la Garza Elmore Joshlin Elvin Scott Emma Campbell Emmet Perkins Ernest Landgraf Eula Phillips Eulalia Coward Evelyn Youngblood Felice Gonzales Finley Simpson Fred Huvar, Jr. Fred Rivas Freddy Fagan Frederick C. Albrecht Frederick William Fagan Fredrick Heinrich Sommers Fritz Green George Glover Swickheimer, Jr. Georgia Elkins Perkins Georgia Lee Swickheimer Gertrude Patterson Gilberto Perez Grace Fossati Grace Katherine Murphy Gaffney Guerro Perez Hallie Snider Harrison Williams Harry Thompson Henry Clay Koontz, IV Henry Clay Koontz, Jr. III Henry Clay Koontz, Sr. II Henry Dunman, Sr. Henry Hauschild Henry Morrow Henry Tijerina Horace Hammon McDowell Horace Joshlin Ira Heard Irvin Gipson Isaac "Ike" Dunman J. Y. Lott J.D. Mitchell Jack McDowell Jackie Lucchese Jackson Youngblood James Alfred McFaddin James Hewetson James Power James Power, Jr. Jay Welder, II Jeanette Perkins Jeanne Marks Jesse Jones, Sr. Jesus Ybarbo Jim Avery, Sr. Jim Coward Jim Garza Santiago Jim Lewis Jim Lewis Brown Jim Murphy Jim O'Connor Jim Welder, Jr. Jim Welder, Sr. Joe Bianchi Joe Dunman Joe Keefe Joe O'Connor Joe Serrata, Jr. Joe Tillman Joe de los Santos John Bianchi John Brown John Cliburn John H. Elkins John Howland Wood John James O'Brien John Kroeger John Morgan O'Brien John Newbanks Keeran John Scott John Welder, IV John Welder, V Johnny Power Jose Angel Serrata, Sr. Jose Casas Jose Maria Gonzales Juan Garcia Judge George B. Amery Judy Welder Julia Victoria Teal Murphy Julian Tijerina, Jr. Junior Groll, Jr. Junior Steward, Jr. K.J. Oliver Kai Buckert Kate O'Connor Kemper Stoner Williams, Jr. Kerry McCan, Jr. L.V. Terrell Laura Hopkins Laurine Cunningham Lawrence Williams Lawrence Wood Lee Powell Lela Cliburn Leo Scott Leo Welder Leroy Tibiletti Lester G. Long Levy Green Little Henry Lott Logan Upton Lola Adams Lonze Edwards Louis Polka Louis Power Louis Sitterle Louise S. O'Connor Love Shaw Lucas DuBois, Jr. Lucy de la Garza Ludie Youngblood Mabel Hanley Manuel Tijerina Marion Keyes Martin O'Connor Martin de Leon Mary Braman Mary Elizabeth Knight Mary Fox Kroeger Mary Jo Smith Marye Greer Matt Jones Mauro Gonzales McKinley Williams Mercario "Mac" Serrata Michael Murphy Mike Adames, Jr. Mike Adames, Sr. Mike Rivas Milam Thompson Monroe Benson Mose Henderson Murray Keyes Nasha Rocha, Jr. Nat Nixon Nathaniel Youngblood Nettie Elkins Nicholas Fagan Nick Rivas Nig Power Nita Power Norvell Brown Orion Linney Orville G. Copeland Oscar "Monk" Gipson Pancho Perez, Jr. Pancho Perez, Sr. Pat Welder, III Patrick Hughes Welder, Sr. Patrick Lambert Paul "Blue" Gipson Paul Lott Paulino Cantu Pearlie Pleasant Pete Brown Pete Fagan Pete Rydolph Pete Ybarbo Phil Snowden Philip Power Preston Austin Stofer Preston Rose Austin Quinn Love Quinta Collins Rachel Power Rafael Casas Rafael de la Garza Ralph Lott Ralph Tijerina Raz Lott Remeta Rocha, Sr. Rev. Coleman Joshlin Rev. Isaiah Weathers Rev. Mack Williams Rhett Johnson Richard Harris Richard Henry Wood Richard Wood Rob Welder Rob Williams Roger Fleming Roger Welder Romulo Ramirez Ruby Nelson Rufus H. Rogers Rufus Moore Rumaldo Perez, Jr. Rumaldo Perez, Sr. Rusty Coward Sam Jones Sam Ricks Sam Upton, Sr. Sam de la Garza Samuel John Williams Shanghai Pierce Simmie Rydolph Simon Reyes Smithy Welder Sol Parks Sophie Jeffers Spence Cook Steve Holliman Steve Odem Steve Rubio, Jr. Suey Richardson Sylvester Brown T. Michael O'Connor Terry Sofer Hewitt Thomas A. Jeffers Thomas Marion O'Connor, I Thomas Marion O'Connor, II Thomas Traylor Bauer Thornton Williams, Sr. Tom Ball Rodgers Tom Green Tom O'Connor, I Tom O'Connor, III Tom O'Connor, Jr. IV Tom Traylor Tony Lott Vallie Elliot Victor Moraida Victor Rodriguez Violena Elliot Wallace Shay Walter Garza Wayne Schlesinger Wesley Vivion Will Elliot Will King Will O'Connor Will Upton Will Weathers, Jr. William B. Traylor William F. "Bill" Albrecht, [I] William Scott Willie Jones Willie Terrell Willis W. Perkins Wilma Copeland Wilson Lott Winn Traylor
Keywords
19th century a rancher's legacy acquisition of land adversity American Indians anticipation of working cattle artistic skills attachment to the land bailing hay baptisms barns begin cowboy work begin ranch work birds birth stories black culture Black history blacksmith shops bootlegging boots bossing Brahmas branding branding iron breakdown of morality breeding brush work buggies bulls camaraderie camp cooks camp food camp houses camp life cattle behaviors cattle breeds cattle buyers cattle pens cattle work cattle work techniques cattle work timetable celebrations change is inevitable change is troubling changed attitudes towards cowboying changes in cattle changes in cattle work techniques changes in ranch economics changes in religious culture changes in the weather characteristics of women chauffeurs childhood childhood activities childhood chores childhood work choosing town vs. rural life Christmas chuck wagons church buildings church socializing clergymen clothing cold weather community changes community life community values cooks cotton gin cowboy ability cowboy ambition cowboy as owner cowboy characteristics cowboy clothes cowboy code cowboy dedication cowboy family life cowboy hats cowboy initiation Cowboy language cowboy life cowboy pride cowboy recreation cowboy sensitivity cowboy toughness cowboy view of land cowboy view of ranches cowboys cowmen coyotes craftsmen cultural changes daily tasks dancing dangerous work dating death by accident death by illness desire to preserve nature dipping doctoring doctors dogs domestic work domestics dreaming of working cattle drinking driving cattle droughts economic changes economics education enjoyment of work era after fencing era after helicopters era after trucks era before electricity era before fencing ethnic culture ethnic groups ethnic work cultures european origins faith family economics family history family life family values farm work farming favorite experiences feelings for horses fence work fences firearms first time experiences folk medicine food foremen funeral ritual funerals gambling genealogy general merchandise stores generational cowboying generational ranching going behind boss's back going up the trail gooseneck trailers gospel music government regulation grass Great Depression grocery stores group photograph Gulf Coast hard work hardship health care helicopters herd roping Herefords heroes hogs holding land at all costs home furnishings home remedies horse breaking horse care horse names horse quality horse riding horse riding skill horse use horses pulling buggies hours worked household appliances household life houses how we came here hunting for food illness impact of electricity impact of trucks and trailers importance of horses improvised play increase of brush on prairie influences informal rodeos injury instinct for cowboying interview process Irish culture Irish history isolation joke telling Juneteenth kangaroo court knowledge of cattle land as a precious commodity land conservation land ownership changes land stewardship responsibility land use lawmen learning to cowboy learning to ranch learning to ride living in nature living without amenities Longhorns looking for better pay loss of community spirit loss of land love of nature making do marketing cattle marriages mechanization of work men's vs. women's values mentoring merchants Mexican culture Mexican history midwifery midwives modern cowboys modern ranching mosquitos murders music making myths nature providing food night riding non-cowboy occupations O'Connor family history O'Connor Ranches, Inc. oil boom oil boom economic impact on ranching old cowboys open work outlaws outside cultural experiences outsider perspectives outsider views of coastal bend pasture locations pasture riders patron system payscales pen work personal economics personal faith personal life personal origins perspectives on life pitching horses playing church playing church playing cowboy politics portraits power and control pranks prestige professional influences quilting race relations raising children ranch brands ranch businesses ranch chores ranch cooks ranch economics ranch family members ranch history ranch infrastructure ranch knowledge ranch life ranch origins ranch personalities rancher characteristics rancher code rancher dedication rancher family life rancher fearlessness rancher integrity rancher perservarence rancher pride rancher recreation rancher sensitivity rancher toughness rancher/cowboy relationships ranchers ranches recipes recreational hunting reflections on aging reflections on dying relationship with nature religious activities religious groups remudas river bottoms rivers rodeos ropes roping saddles saloons school children schools securing food for survival self reliance sense of belonging sense of ownership settlements sewing shipping shops skinning dead cattle slavery snakes social events songs spurs stampedes storms subsistence economy tasso teachers teaching technological changes telephone service tents Texas Coastal Bend pioneers Texas War of Independence impact on TCB throwing calves time at ranch tophands towns train service trains travel outside the Coastal Bend uniqueness of culture uniqueness of land veterinarians view of bosses view of cattle view of cowhands view of women as ranchers vintage cars voodoo practice water wells weather signs what makes a cowboy why cowboy why ranch wildlife windmills women ranchers women taking on male roles women's impact on family life women's roles in the family women's roles on the ranch women's support of cowboys women's toughness work signals working at different ranches World War 1 and 2 impact on TCB
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People
- -Abbie Linam -Agnes Murphy -Al McFaddin -Alan Benson -Albert Cunningham -Albert Duke -Alex de la Garza -Alvin Power -Ananias Cook -Andy Spriggs -Anita Linney -Antonio Rodriguez, Jr. -Armel Keeran Koontz-Baker -Armour Joseph Fagan -Ascension Campos -Bailey Shaw -Barbara Briggs -Bear Bland -Billy Albrecht -Billy Welder -Billy Welder, Jr -Bobby Martin, Sr. -Bobby McCan -Boo Terrell -Bosh Heron -Bud Hanley -Bud Harvey -Bud Lias Jackson -Buster Bickford -Butler Williams -C. I. "Kite" Tibiletti -Camillo Ramirez, Jr. -Caroline Albrecht -Carrie Genenieve Lambert Wood -Catherine McDowell -Charlie Cantu -Charlie Christianson -Charlie Fox -Charlie Hernandez -Charlie Lewis, Sr. -Charlie Williams -Charlie Z. Lara -Chico Rocha, Jr. -Chris West -Christoph Albrecht -Clarence Preiss -Claude K. Sr. McCan -Claude Keeran -Claudie Greenwood -Clayton Isaiah -Clyde Bauer -Cornelius Lewis, Sr. -DIck Hanley -Daisy Avery -Dan Youngblood -David F. Williams -David Marion Ohrt -Del Osborn -Dennis Martin O'Connor, III -Dennis O'Connor, I -Dennis O'Connor, II -Dennis Williams -Diana Massey -Dick Avery -Don Carleton -Don O'Connor -Dorothy Coward -Dr. George E. Glover, Jr. -Dr. Pattie Dodson -Dr. Spec Phillips, D.V.M. -Dr. William Milton Dodson -E.J. Garza -Earl Ward -Ed Coward -Ed Pickering, Jr. -Eddie Lewis -Eddie Rubio -Edwin "Bull" Harvey -Elaine Wagner -Elias de la Garza -Elmore Joshlin -Elvin Scott -Emma Campbell -Emmet Perkins -Ernest Landgraf -Eula Phillips -Eulalia Coward -Evelyn Youngblood -Felice Gonzales -Finley Simpson -Fred Huvar, Jr. -Fred Rivas -Freddy Fagan -Frederick C. Albrecht -Frederick William Fagan -Fredrick Heinrich Sommers -Fritz Green -George Glover Swickheimer, Jr. -Georgia Elkins Perkins -Georgia Lee Swickheimer -Gertrude Patterson -Gilberto Perez -Grace Fossati -Grace Katherine Murphy Gaffney -Guerro Perez -Hallie Snider -Harrison Williams -Harry Thompson -Henry Clay Koontz, IV -Henry Clay Koontz, Jr. III -Henry Clay Koontz, Sr. II -Henry Dunman, Sr. -Henry Hauschild -Henry Morrow -Henry Tijerina -Horace Hammon McDowell -Horace Joshlin -Ira Heard -Irvin Gipson -Isaac "Ike" Dunman -J. Y. Lott -J.D. Mitchell -Jack McDowell -Jackie Lucchese -Jackson Youngblood -James Alfred McFaddin -James Hewetson -James Power -James Power, Jr. -Jay Welder, II -Jeanette Perkins -Jeanne Marks -Jesse Jones, Sr. -Jesus Ybarbo -Jim Avery, Sr. -Jim Coward -Jim Garza Santiago -Jim Lewis -Jim Lewis Brown -Jim Murphy -Jim O'Connor -Jim Welder, Jr. -Jim Welder, Sr. -Joe Bianchi -Joe Dunman -Joe Keefe -Joe O'Connor -Joe Serrata, Jr. -Joe Tillman -Joe de los Santos -John Bianchi -John Brown -John Cliburn -John H. Elkins -John Howland Wood -John James O'Brien -John Kroeger -John Morgan O'Brien -John Newbanks Keeran -John Scott -John Welder, IV -John Welder, V -Johnny Power -Jose Angel Serrata, Sr. -Jose Casas -Jose Maria Gonzales -Juan Garcia -Judge George B. Amery -Judy Welder -Julia Victoria Teal Murphy -Julian Tijerina, Jr. -Junior Groll, Jr. -Junior Steward, Jr. -K.J. Oliver -Kai Buckert -Kate O'Connor -Kemper Stoner Williams, Jr. -Kerry McCan, Jr. -L.V. Terrell -Laura Hopkins -Laurine Cunningham -Lawrence Williams -Lawrence Wood -Lee Powell -Lela Cliburn -Leo Scott -Leo Welder -Leroy Tibiletti -Lester G. Long -Levy Green -Little Henry Lott -Logan Upton -Lola Adams -Lonze Edwards -Louis Polka -Louis Power -Louis Sitterle -Louise S. O'Connor -Love Shaw -Lucas DuBois, Jr. -Lucy de la Garza -Ludie Youngblood -Mabel Hanley -Manuel Tijerina -Marion Keyes -Martin O'Connor -Martin de Leon -Mary Braman -Mary Elizabeth Knight -Mary Fox Kroeger -Mary Jo Smith -Marye Greer -Matt Jones -Mauro Gonzales -McKinley Williams -Mercario "Mac" Serrata -Michael Murphy -Mike Adames, Jr. -Mike Adames, Sr. -Mike Rivas -Milam Thompson -Monroe Benson -Mose Henderson -Murray Keyes -Nasha Rocha, Jr. -Nat Nixon -Nathaniel Youngblood -Nettie Elkins -Nicholas Fagan -Nick Rivas -Nig Power -Nita Power -Norvell Brown -Orion Linney -Orville G. Copeland -Oscar "Monk" Gipson -Pancho Perez, Jr. -Pancho Perez, Sr. -Pat Welder, III -Patrick Hughes Welder, Sr. -Patrick Lambert -Paul "Blue" Gipson -Paul Lott -Paulino Cantu -Pearlie Pleasant -Pete Brown -Pete Fagan -Pete Rydolph -Pete Ybarbo -Phil Snowden -Philip Power -Preston Austin Stofer -Preston Rose Austin -Quinn Love -Quinta Collins -Rachel Power -Rafael Casas -Rafael de la Garza -Ralph Lott -Ralph Tijerina -Raz Lott -Remeta Rocha, Sr. -Rev. Coleman Joshlin -Rev. Isaiah Weathers -Rev. Mack Williams -Rhett Johnson -Richard Harris -Richard Henry Wood -Richard Wood -Rob Welder -Rob Williams -Roger Fleming -Roger Welder -Romulo Ramirez -Ruby Nelson -Rufus H. Rogers -Rufus Moore -Rumaldo Perez, Jr. -Rumaldo Perez, Sr. -Rusty Coward -Sam Jones -Sam Ricks -Sam Upton, Sr. -Sam de la Garza -Samuel John Williams -Shanghai Pierce -Simmie Rydolph -Simon Reyes -Smithy Welder -Sol Parks -Sophie Jeffers -Spence Cook -Steve Holliman -Steve Odem -Steve Rubio, Jr. -Suey Richardson -Sylvester Brown -T. Michael O'Connor -Terry Sofer Hewitt -Thomas A. Jeffers -Thomas Marion O'Connor, I -Thomas Marion O'Connor, II -Thomas Traylor Bauer -Thornton Williams, Sr. -Tom Ball Rodgers -Tom Green -Tom O'Connor, I -Tom O'Connor, III -Tom O'Connor, Jr. IV -Tom Traylor -Tony Lott -Vallie Elliot -Victor Moraida -Victor Rodriguez -Violena Elliot -Wallace Shay -Walter Garza -Wayne Schlesinger -Wesley Vivion -Will Elliot -Will King -Will O'Connor -Will Upton -Will Weathers, Jr. -William B. Traylor -William F. "Bill" Albrecht, [I] -William Scott -Willie Jones -Willie Terrell -Willis W. Perkins -Wilma Copeland -Wilson Lott -Winn Traylor
Keywords
-19th century -a rancher's legacy -acquisition of land -adversity -American Indians -anticipation of working cattle -artistic skills -attachment to the land -bailing hay -baptisms -barns -begin cowboy work -begin ranch work -birds -birth stories -black culture -Black history -blacksmith shops -bootlegging -boots -bossing -Brahmas -branding -branding iron -breakdown of morality -breeding -brush work -buggies -bulls -camaraderie -camp cooks -camp food -camp houses -camp life -cattle behaviors -cattle breeds -cattle buyers -cattle pens -cattle work -cattle work techniques -cattle work timetable -celebrations -change is inevitable -change is troubling -changed attitudes towards cowboying -changes in cattle -changes in cattle work techniques -changes in ranch economics -changes in religious culture -changes in the weather -characteristics of women -chauffeurs -childhood -childhood activities -childhood chores -childhood work -choosing town vs. rural life -Christmas -chuck wagons -church buildings -church socializing -clergymen -clothing -cold weather -community changes -community life -community values -cooks -cotton gin -cowboy ability -cowboy ambition -cowboy as owner -cowboy characteristics -cowboy clothes -cowboy code -cowboy dedication -cowboy family life -cowboy hats -cowboy initiation -Cowboy language -cowboy life -cowboy pride -cowboy recreation -cowboy sensitivity -cowboy toughness -cowboy view of land -cowboy view of ranches -cowboys -cowmen -coyotes -craftsmen -cultural changes -daily tasks -dancing -dangerous work -dating -death by accident -death by illness -desire to preserve nature -dipping -doctoring -doctors -dogs -domestic work -domestics -dreaming of working cattle -drinking -driving cattle -droughts -economic changes -economics -education -enjoyment of work -era after fencing -era after helicopters -era after trucks -era before electricity -era before fencing -ethnic culture -ethnic groups -ethnic work cultures -european origins -faith -family economics -family history -family life -family values -farm work -farming -favorite experiences -feelings for horses -fence work -fences -firearms -first time experiences -folk medicine -food -foremen -funeral ritual -funerals -gambling -genealogy -general merchandise stores -generational cowboying -generational ranching -going behind boss's back -going up the trail -gooseneck trailers -gospel music -government regulation -grass -Great Depression -grocery stores -group photograph -Gulf Coast -hard work -hardship -health care -helicopters -herd roping -Herefords -heroes -hogs -holding land at all costs -home furnishings -home remedies -horse breaking -horse care -horse names -horse quality -horse riding -horse riding skill -horse use -horses pulling buggies -hours worked -household appliances -household life -houses -how we came here -hunting for food -illness -impact of electricity -impact of trucks and trailers -importance of horses -improvised play -increase of brush on prairie -influences -informal rodeos -injury -instinct for cowboying -interview process -Irish culture -Irish history -isolation -joke telling -Juneteenth -kangaroo court -knowledge of cattle -land as a precious commodity -land conservation -land ownership changes -land stewardship responsibility -land use -lawmen -learning to cowboy -learning to ranch -learning to ride -living in nature -living without amenities -Longhorns -looking for better pay -loss of community spirit -loss of land -love of nature -making do -marketing cattle -marriages -mechanization of work -men's vs. women's values -mentoring -merchants -Mexican culture -Mexican history -midwifery -midwives -modern cowboys -modern ranching -mosquitos -murders -music making -myths -nature providing food -night riding -non-cowboy occupations -O'Connor family history -O'Connor Ranches, Inc. -oil boom -oil boom economic impact on ranching -old cowboys -open work -outlaws -outside cultural experiences -outsider perspectives -outsider views of coastal bend -pasture locations -pasture riders -patron system -payscales -pen work -personal economics -personal faith -personal life -personal origins -perspectives on life -pitching horses -playing church -playing church -playing cowboy -politics -portraits -power and control -pranks -prestige -professional influences -quilting -race relations -raising children -ranch brands -ranch businesses -ranch chores -ranch cooks -ranch economics -ranch family members -ranch history -ranch infrastructure -ranch knowledge -ranch life -ranch origins -ranch personalities -rancher characteristics -rancher code -rancher dedication -rancher family life -rancher fearlessness -rancher integrity -rancher perservarence -rancher pride -rancher recreation -rancher sensitivity -rancher toughness -rancher/cowboy relationships -ranchers -ranches -recipes -recreational hunting -reflections on aging -reflections on dying -relationship with nature -religious activities -religious groups -remudas -river bottoms -rivers -rodeos -ropes -roping -saddles -saloons -school children -schools -securing food for survival -self reliance -sense of belonging -sense of ownership -settlements -sewing -shipping -shops -skinning dead cattle -slavery -snakes -social events -songs -spurs -stampedes -storms -subsistence economy -tasso -teachers -teaching -technological changes -telephone service -tents -Texas Coastal Bend pioneers -Texas War of Independence impact on TCB -throwing calves -time at ranch -tophands -towns -train service -trains -travel outside the Coastal Bend -uniqueness of culture -uniqueness of land -veterinarians -view of bosses -view of cattle -view of cowhands -view of women as ranchers -vintage cars -voodoo practice -water wells -weather signs -what makes a cowboy -why cowboy -why ranch -wildlife -windmills -women ranchers -women taking on male roles -women's impact on family life -women's roles in the family -women's roles on the ranch -women's support of cowboys -women's toughness -work signals -working at different ranches -World War 1 and 2 impact on TCB
People
- -Abbie Linam -Agnes Murphy -Al McFaddin -Alan Benson -Albert Cunningham -Albert Duke -Alex de la Garza -Alvin Power -Ananias Cook -Andy Spriggs -Anita Linney -Antonio Rodriguez, Jr. -Armel Keeran Koontz-Baker -Armour Joseph Fagan -Ascension Campos -Bailey Shaw -Barbara Briggs -Bear Bland -Billy Albrecht -Billy Welder -Billy Welder, Jr -Bobby Martin, Sr. -Bobby McCan -Boo Terrell -Bosh Heron -Bud Hanley -Bud Harvey -Bud Lias Jackson -Buster Bickford -Butler Williams -C. I. "Kite" Tibiletti -Camillo Ramirez, Jr. -Caroline Albrecht -Carrie Genenieve Lambert Wood -Catherine McDowell -Charlie Cantu -Charlie Christianson -Charlie Fox -Charlie Hernandez -Charlie Lewis, Sr. -Charlie Williams -Charlie Z. Lara -Chico Rocha, Jr. -Chris West -Christoph Albrecht -Clarence Preiss -Claude K. Sr. McCan -Claude Keeran -Claudie Greenwood -Clayton Isaiah -Clyde Bauer -Cornelius Lewis, Sr. -DIck Hanley -Daisy Avery -Dan Youngblood -David F. Williams -David Marion Ohrt -Del Osborn -Dennis Martin O'Connor, III -Dennis O'Connor, I -Dennis O'Connor, II -Dennis Williams -Diana Massey -Dick Avery -Don Carleton -Don O'Connor -Dorothy Coward -Dr. George E. Glover, Jr. -Dr. Pattie Dodson -Dr. Spec Phillips, D.V.M. -Dr. William Milton Dodson -E.J. Garza -Earl Ward -Ed Coward -Ed Pickering, Jr. -Eddie Lewis -Eddie Rubio -Edwin "Bull" Harvey -Elaine Wagner -Elias de la Garza -Elmore Joshlin -Elvin Scott -Emma Campbell -Emmet Perkins -Ernest Landgraf -Eula Phillips -Eulalia Coward -Evelyn Youngblood -Felice Gonzales -Finley Simpson -Fred Huvar, Jr. -Fred Rivas -Freddy Fagan -Frederick C. Albrecht -Frederick William Fagan -Fredrick Heinrich Sommers -Fritz Green -George Glover Swickheimer, Jr. -Georgia Elkins Perkins -Georgia Lee Swickheimer -Gertrude Patterson -Gilberto Perez -Grace Fossati -Grace Katherine Murphy Gaffney -Guerro Perez -Hallie Snider -Harrison Williams -Harry Thompson -Henry Clay Koontz, IV -Henry Clay Koontz, Jr. III -Henry Clay Koontz, Sr. II -Henry Dunman, Sr. -Henry Hauschild -Henry Morrow -Henry Tijerina -Horace Hammon McDowell -Horace Joshlin -Ira Heard -Irvin Gipson -Isaac "Ike" Dunman -J. Y. Lott -J.D. Mitchell -Jack McDowell -Jackie Lucchese -Jackson Youngblood -James Alfred McFaddin -James Hewetson -James Power -James Power, Jr. -Jay Welder, II -Jeanette Perkins -Jeanne Marks -Jesse Jones, Sr. -Jesus Ybarbo -Jim Avery, Sr. -Jim Coward -Jim Garza Santiago -Jim Lewis -Jim Lewis Brown -Jim Murphy -Jim O'Connor -Jim Welder, Jr. -Jim Welder, Sr. -Joe Bianchi -Joe Dunman -Joe Keefe -Joe O'Connor -Joe Serrata, Jr. -Joe Tillman -Joe de los Santos -John Bianchi -John Brown -John Cliburn -John H. Elkins -John Howland Wood -John James O'Brien -John Kroeger -John Morgan O'Brien -John Newbanks Keeran -John Scott -John Welder, IV -John Welder, V -Johnny Power -Jose Angel Serrata, Sr. -Jose Casas -Jose Maria Gonzales -Juan Garcia -Judge George B. Amery -Judy Welder -Julia Victoria Teal Murphy -Julian Tijerina, Jr. -Junior Groll, Jr. -Junior Steward, Jr. -K.J. Oliver -Kai Buckert -Kate O'Connor -Kemper Stoner Williams, Jr. -Kerry McCan, Jr. -L.V. Terrell -Laura Hopkins -Laurine Cunningham -Lawrence Williams -Lawrence Wood -Lee Powell -Lela Cliburn -Leo Scott -Leo Welder -Leroy Tibiletti -Lester G. Long -Levy Green -Little Henry Lott -Logan Upton -Lola Adams -Lonze Edwards -Louis Polka -Louis Power -Louis Sitterle -Louise S. O'Connor -Love Shaw -Lucas DuBois, Jr. -Lucy de la Garza -Ludie Youngblood -Mabel Hanley -Manuel Tijerina -Marion Keyes -Martin O'Connor -Martin de Leon -Mary Braman -Mary Elizabeth Knight -Mary Fox Kroeger -Mary Jo Smith -Marye Greer -Matt Jones -Mauro Gonzales -McKinley Williams -Mercario "Mac" Serrata -Michael Murphy -Mike Adames, Jr. -Mike Adames, Sr. -Mike Rivas -Milam Thompson -Monroe Benson -Mose Henderson -Murray Keyes -Nasha Rocha, Jr. -Nat Nixon -Nathaniel Youngblood -Nettie Elkins -Nicholas Fagan -Nick Rivas -Nig Power -Nita Power -Norvell Brown -Orion Linney -Orville G. Copeland -Oscar "Monk" Gipson -Pancho Perez, Jr. -Pancho Perez, Sr. -Pat Welder, III -Patrick Hughes Welder, Sr. -Patrick Lambert -Paul "Blue" Gipson -Paul Lott -Paulino Cantu -Pearlie Pleasant -Pete Brown -Pete Fagan -Pete Rydolph -Pete Ybarbo -Phil Snowden -Philip Power -Preston Austin Stofer -Preston Rose Austin -Quinn Love -Quinta Collins -Rachel Power -Rafael Casas -Rafael de la Garza -Ralph Lott -Ralph Tijerina -Raz Lott -Remeta Rocha, Sr. -Rev. Coleman Joshlin -Rev. Isaiah Weathers -Rev. Mack Williams -Rhett Johnson -Richard Harris -Richard Henry Wood -Richard Wood -Rob Welder -Rob Williams -Roger Fleming -Roger Welder -Romulo Ramirez -Ruby Nelson -Rufus H. Rogers -Rufus Moore -Rumaldo Perez, Jr. -Rumaldo Perez, Sr. -Rusty Coward -Sam Jones -Sam Ricks -Sam Upton, Sr. -Sam de la Garza -Samuel John Williams -Shanghai Pierce -Simmie Rydolph -Simon Reyes -Smithy Welder -Sol Parks -Sophie Jeffers -Spence Cook -Steve Holliman -Steve Odem -Steve Rubio, Jr. -Suey Richardson -Sylvester Brown -T. Michael O'Connor -Terry Sofer Hewitt -Thomas A. Jeffers -Thomas Marion O'Connor, I -Thomas Marion O'Connor, II -Thomas Traylor Bauer -Thornton Williams, Sr. -Tom Ball Rodgers -Tom Green -Tom O'Connor, I -Tom O'Connor, III -Tom O'Connor, Jr. IV -Tom Traylor -Tony Lott -Vallie Elliot -Victor Moraida -Victor Rodriguez -Violena Elliot -Wallace Shay -Walter Garza -Wayne Schlesinger -Wesley Vivion -Will Elliot -Will King -Will O'Connor -Will Upton -Will Weathers, Jr. -William B. Traylor -William F. "Bill" Albrecht, [I] -William Scott -Willie Jones -Willie Terrell -Willis W. Perkins -Wilma Copeland -Wilson Lott -Winn Traylor