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Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

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Index Terms

Administrative Information

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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Walter C. Cochran Reminiscences, 1930



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Cochran, Walter C., 1852-1934.
Title: Cochran, Walter C., Reminiscences
Dates: 1930
Abstract: The Walter C. Cochran Reminiscences, 1930, contain transcripts of Cochran’s recollections about his life as a cowboy in Palo Pinto County, Texas. In one recollection he describes a cattle drive to Mexico in 1864 and another to Montana in 1869. In another he discusses campaigns against and troubles with American Indians and the cattle business in the county, including names of prominent cattlemen and cowboys, their practices, and accounts of raids by cattle thieves.
Accession No.: 1930
Extent: 1/2 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Walter C. Cochran (1852-1934) was a cowboy in Palo Pinto County, Texas.

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Scope and Contents

The Walter C. Cochran Reminiscences, 1930, contain transcripts of Cochran’s recollections about his life as a cowboy in Palo Pinto County, Texas. In one recollection he describes a cattle drive to Mexico in 1864 and another to Montana in 1869. In another he discusses campaigns against and troubles with American Indians and the cattle business in the county, including names of prominent cattlemen and cowboys, their practices, and accounts of raids by cattle thieves.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Unrestricted use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Cochran, Walter C., 1852-1934 -- Archives.
Subjects
Cowboys -- Texas -- Biography -- Anecdotes.
Cattle drives -- Texas -- Anecdotes.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Texas -- Anecdotes.
Whites -- Relations with Indians -- Anecdotes.
Places
Palo Pinto County (Tex.) -- History -- Sources.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Walter C. Cochran Reminiscences, 1930, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s “History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project,” 2009-2011.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2Q480 "A trip to Mexico in 1864 and a trip to Montana in 1869", 1930
"Story of the early day Indian troubles and cattle business of Palo Pinto and adjoining countries", 1930
(two copies)

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