Manuscripts/Mixed Material [R. L. Anderson]
EDITORIAL FIELD COPY
Mrs. Florence Angermiller
Pioneer Reminiscences and
Cowboy Tales of Early Days UVALDE COUNTY, DISTRICT #10
R. L. ANDERSON
R. L. Anderson declares that he does not believe in trying to get [???] he would not have his picture taken expressly for a news paper [??]. Neither would he approve of a lot of junk written about his cowboy [??] he went up the trial, for it looked like a person was trying to [??] for what was only an ordinary thing in [??] days. “Just like [?] Old Trail-Driver Association,'" he added. “It looks a little silly [?].” But then, he is only 74 years old.
However [??] up on the subject of the early days when the methods of handling [?] were no different, he became a genial, laughing, old son [??] and though he vowed that he didn't “know much to tell,” I found that [??] and the following account is in his own words:
“I don't know when my people first came to Texas. I think they discovered it [?] anyway, they were living in [Eatagorde?] County during the Mexican [?]. [?] would get word down there that the Mexicans were [?] and all the [?] would go east til things would [??] again. After the [?] parents lived on St Joseph's Island, then at Gonzales.
“I left [?] so early I was never around my people much. I guess I was [?] for [?] years old when I first left home. I left horseback with old [??]. I went with him to take a herd of cattle up in north Texas [?] locate a ranch. They finally stopped up there in Runnels