[O. T. Cardwell]
“When I was about twenty years old, a man named McCullogh told my brother four years older than me, that if he would move him west he would give him a yoke of white oxen he had. Well, my brother was married and had a family, and didn't want to make the tripe He asked me if I would like to go. I told him I would. It was a pleasure to me to get out and see the country. McCullogh was moving to the Thompson ranch out near Eagle Pass which was a big sheep ranch. When we reached the ranch what interested me most was, when the boys came in at night to the ranch house, there was a big table in the living room and they would unbuckle their six-shooters and throw them on this table. And the whole table would be covered with six-shooters. It was different to anything I had been used to. I thought, 'My Lord, I've got into a regular outlaw den. But they were all very nice.
“As we came through Uvalde, the Southern Pacific Railroad was just being built here. There had never been a passenger train here at the time. The Mexican teamsters were passing through with freight headed for