Manuscripts/Mixed Material [Raymond Richardson]
“I believe the best all-around rider and cattle puncher I ever knew was Marvin Grimes. He was pretty good buster. In time of a stampede or working in a round-up I don't believe he could be beat. I've seen him do the work of two ordinary riders when they'd get in a tight.
“I worked on the Derricks ranch in 1903 and 1904 as a horse wrangler. That was really my first job except when working for my father. Then I got the roamin' fever and went down to Burkburnett and worked on the 6666 ranch for awhile. They worked cattle a little different there from what I had been used to. Most of the pastures were fenced, and they kept no chuck wagons. Everybody slept and ate at ranch quarters.
“I came back from the 6666's and worked for Bob Wylie on his ranch a short time, then drifted out to Midland, got a job in 1911 with the R bars outfit. I worked for them a couple of years. We made a drive to New Mexico while I was with them. There was twenty-five men in the outfit, and we were delivering 3400 head of four-year-old steers to a man at Eunice, New Mexico.