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Audio Recording Paul E. Young, Miles City, Montana, anecdotes and memories of life as a cowhand and rancher, part 1

Anecdotes and memories of life as a cowhand and rancher in the Western U.S.

About this Item

Title

  • Paul E. Young, Miles City, Montana, anecdotes and memories of life as a cowhand and rancher, part 1

Names

  • Stanton, Gary Ward, 1946- (Collector)
  • Johnson, Paula J., 1954- (Collector)
  • Young, Paul E. (Interviewee)

Created / Published

  • Miles City, Montana, August 9, 1979

Headings

  • -  Cowboy songs
  • -  Cowboys
  • -  Frontier and pioneer life
  • -  Ethnography
  • -  Field recordings
  • -  Songs
  • -  Interviews
  • -  Sound recordings
  • -  United States -- Montana -- Miles City

Genre

  • Ethnography
  • Field recordings
  • Songs
  • Interviews
  • Sound recordings

Notes

  • -  Index data: Part 1 of a 4-part interview with Paul Young (age 87), retired cowboy and rancher, and author of a manuscript that was published after the project as Back Trail of an Old Cowboy (University of Nebraska Press, 1983), at his home in Miles City MT; to reduce noise, fieldworkers turn off the air conditioner at the start of the interview; the refrigerator is unplugged during part 3: Young had once been hired out to be the general manager of the Diamond A, owned by the Bloom Cattle Company, list of ranches, old leases on the Upper Powder River; Sy [?] owned scrip land, 8,000 steers; Young begins his story of Pancho Villa's effect on [Terrazas ?]; Paul hired on for cowboy wages, manager apologized; begins story of rough stock, and bronc riders; cowboy wages, $40 per month, rough stock, or top hand at $50 per month; Paul Young came to Montana to find a homestead site; about taking steers out of Mexico; [Terrazas] story continued (also segments in part 3 of this interview); Captain [Burton C. ?] Mossman, Arizona Rangers, is in charge of Bloom Cattle, meets Paul on the range, story of Captain Mossman and the Mexican bandit, "Both knew it was the last night for one of them," Mossman shot the bandit and quit the rangers the next day; back to the Mexican steers, driving them to ship at Terry; Young never got to ride rough string; story of Hutchison, manager of the ranch, beating the railroad by threatening to swim the Yellowstone, and ship Milwaukee Road; about the wagon boss's terrific drunk, beginning of the story of riding the unrideable bronc, Circle Diamond; about the taunt of the wagon boss, and the friendly rivalry of Montana and North Dakota cowboys, Circle Diamond too fat to buck; Rod Fuller taught the horse to buck; about singing, mostly on night herd, if the cattle were restless, there weren't many songs singable in mixed company; Young sings "My Pinto's a Dandy, Got a Slit in One Ear" and "Ti Yi Yippee Buckaroo."

Medium

  • 7-inch reel

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Call number: AFC 1981/005: AFS 20406
  • MBRS shelflist: RXA 0892
  • Field project identifier: MT9-GS-R21

Source Collection

  • Montana Folklife Survey collection (AFC 1981/005)

Repository

  • American Folklife Center

Digital Id

Online Format

  • audio

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Credit line: Montana Folklife Survey collection (AFC 1981/005), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Stanton, Gary Ward, Paula J Johnson, and Paul E Young. Paul E. Young, Miles City, Montana, anecdotes and memories of life as a cowhand and rancher, part 1. Miles City, Montana, August 9, 1979. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_afs20406/.

APA citation style:

Stanton, G. W., Johnson, P. J. & Young, P. E. (1979) Paul E. Young, Miles City, Montana, anecdotes and memories of life as a cowhand and rancher, part 1. Miles City, Montana, August 9. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_afs20406/.

MLA citation style:

Stanton, Gary Ward, Paula J Johnson, and Paul E Young. Paul E. Young, Miles City, Montana, anecdotes and memories of life as a cowhand and rancher, part 1. Miles City, Montana, August 9, 1979. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_afs20406/>.