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    Image 1 of [Eddie McGregor] 1 Life history [Phipps?], [Woody?] [Rangelore?] [Tarrant?] Co., Dist. 7 Rangelore [122?] Page #1 FC Eddie McGregor,76, was born on his father's stock farm near Lewisville, Texas. His dad taught him to ride [horses?] at an early age, which enabled him to do cowboy work by the time he was seven Yrs old. [He?] remained on the stock farm until he was 21, at ...
    • Contributor: Phipps, Woody - McGregor, Eddie
    • Date: 1941-02-11
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    Image 2 of [Eddie McGregor] 2 nigh to Lewisville, SEPT 4, 1861 ? Texas, one of the oldest towns in [Texas?], and a cattle town to begin with. Contrary to [common?] opinion, it wasn't the 'Lewisville, Land and Cattle Co., ' but the 'Denton Land and Cattle Co.'that was located at Lewisville They owned ranches everywhere, and were the people that owned the '[Soab 8?]' that Burk Burnett bought ...
    • Contributor: Phipps, Woody - McGregor, Eddie
    • Date: 1941-02-11
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    Image 3 of [Eddie McGregor] 3 to put his hoof down on next. The way she saw me, the hoss's hoof was about four inches in the air, right over my nose. If he'd [have?] been of such a mind [as?] to go ahead and put his hoof down, or pitch as most of them ornery rascals of that day and time done, I'd have been killed for sure. ...
    • Contributor: Phipps, Woody - McGregor, Eddie
    • Date: 1941-02-11
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    Image 4 of [Eddie McGregor] 4 When the [wild?] hosses began to thin out, some of them went out and trapped as [many?] an they could, branding them then turning them [loose?] to be [caught?] later [and?] busted. [What?] was in the day of free grass, when [a?] man's stock ranged wherever it could without being stopped by a lot of fences. I never heard of that being done ...
    • Contributor: Phipps, Woody - McGregor, Eddie
    • Date: 1941-02-11
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    Image 5 of [Eddie McGregor] 5 what I done when he wasn't looking at me, would fill a mighty good sized book. Sure would. [Anytime?] he and me got separated, and [?] had to rope or do anything else, I never called on '[Mister?] Bill' but done it myself. Why, I could rope and ride as well's anybody before I was nine, and went on roundups and everything, carrying ...
    • Contributor: Phipps, Woody - McGregor, Eddie
    • Date: 1941-02-11
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    Image 6 of [Eddie McGregor] 6 he's partly standing up in the stirrups, you're seeing a real rider that's probably been in the stormy seat of a bronc's saddle. That rider's learnt how to ride comfortably and still be ready to leave the saddle without getting his feet caught in the stirrups and having his hoss drag him to death. I'd have been killed a 100 times and over ...
    • Contributor: Phipps, Woody - McGregor, Eddie
    • Date: 1941-02-11
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    Image 7 of [Eddie McGregor] 7 'til the doc could fix you up. [hy?], one of the reasons all the old timers like me have such a iron jaw is because if you accidently let it loose while on a bronc, your tongue could be bit off, or your jaw broke when your hoss come down right hard, which they done every time. Just in case you never saw ...
    • Contributor: Phipps, Woody - McGregor, Eddie
    • Date: 1941-02-11
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    Image 8 of [Eddie McGregor] 8 Waggoner's because I later worked on that spread before it got so big it covered about six counties like it does today. “I recall that [Tom?] Waggoner had the finest steeldust hosses in the country when we went over there. Another thing I recall is when a bunch of Indians were trying to load some cow critters in some cars. Dad and me ...
    • Contributor: Phipps, Woody - McGregor, Eddie
    • Date: 1941-02-11
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    Image 9 of [Eddie McGregor] 9 a penful of them with just that stick and nothing else to defend himself with. His trick was to hit them an the nose when they aimed for him. It was a good trick but I never tried it. Nigger Joe worked for me years after I left dad's spread. “The way that was, I decided to go out on my own for ...
    • Contributor: Phipps, Woody - McGregor, Eddie
    • Date: 1941-02-11
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    Image 10 of [Eddie McGregor] 10 took the train right then for Lewisville. “I naturally expected my dad to put [up?] an awful holler about me wanting enough money to handle a whole ranch, but to my surprise, [dad?], said, 'Son. I give you credit for having a level head on your shoulders and after you've gone down there, if you still think it'll pay, let me know and ...
    • Contributor: Phipps, Woody - McGregor, Eddie
    • Date: 1941-02-11
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    Image 11 of [Eddie McGregor] 11 around over the country. This was easy to do because every ranch house, cook shack, and chuck wagon had it's latch string on the outside and a man was welcome to stop and stay as long's he wanted to, providing he done the right thing. That is, if he stayed a couple of days, why do something to help the bell along. When ...
    • Contributor: Phipps, Woody - McGregor, Eddie
    • Date: 1941-02-11
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    Image 12 of [Eddie McGregor] 12 “Jeff listened around, drinking up a lot of hard likker, but pouring more of it out than anybody thought. He just used his head like an old timer, and there he was, [not?] a day over 22 hisself. The sheriff came over to him and told him to be careful or he'd have to lock him up. The bar keep didn't want to ...
    • Contributor: Phipps, Woody - McGregor, Eddie
    • Date: 1941-02-11
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    Image 13 of [Eddie McGregor] 13 “While she was still there, Jeff saw this stranger walk up to her and tell her that he was ready to buy the ranch any time her dad wanted to sell. She told him to 'Go straight to hell! We wont sell to you nor none of your tribe!' Then she got on her hoss and hurriedly rode out of town. The stranger ...
    • Contributor: Phipps, Woody - McGregor, Eddie
    • Date: 1941-02-11
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    Image 14 of [Eddie McGregor] 14 bar with a couple of others, all talking a drink as he passed through the swinging doors. It just happened that Big Tom was nearest to the door, which was just as Jeff wanted it. He walked up to the bar, ordered a drink, then whispered to Big Tom, 'Do you reckon old Jim Kelly's ghost'll ever haunt you?' Big Tom choked on ...
    • Contributor: Phipps, Woody - McGregor, Eddie
    • Date: 1941-02-11
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    Image 15 of [Eddie McGregor] 15 ranch house. I've said the inscription many a time, and it says, 'Jim Kelly, 'date and age I've forgotten but the rest says,' A MAN THAT WOULD NOT BLUFF.' “You know, I've thought more about that story here lately than I ever done before. If I was any hand at writing, I'd write a book about it, and throw in the rest of ...
    • Contributor: Phipps, Woody - McGregor, Eddie
    • Date: 1941-02-11
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    Image 16 of [Eddie McGregor] 16 finally got, was a might good breed with all that a hoss in them days could hope to have. They had speed, stamina, and everything. I sold my hosses everywhere, getting from 25 to a 100.00 for them in a day when hosses didn't sell like they do today. I got good prices for them, and my breed was just becoming known in ...
    • Contributor: Phipps, Woody - McGregor, Eddie
    • Date: 1941-02-11
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    Image 17 of [Eddie McGregor] 17 “I didn't work so steady for the Waggoners, but left from time to time to take on flyers in buying and selling on a shoe-string. By 1904, I'd run my B. R. up to around $1,500.00, and then my dad died. I got the wire in the middle of the night, and was on the train for Lewisville the next morning. Just happened ...
    • Contributor: Phipps, Woody - McGregor, Eddie
    • Date: 1941-02-11
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    Image 18 of [Eddie McGregor] 18 with their shooting irons. Many a sheriff was an ex-bandit turned right. And, the people in that day and time backed him in his every play as long's he was right. “As far that's concerned, I've hired seven or eight men in my time, that I'd been told they used to use a wet rope to make their living. I didn't care about ...
    • Contributor: Phipps, Woody - McGregor, Eddie
    • Date: 1941-02-11