James “J. B.” Armstrong tells an imaginary story about a cattle drive with the Mill Iron outfit intended to provide an overview of what the cowhand life was like. He also discusses how his associate Pruny Bill received his nickname. He briefly discusses a wagon trip from Samsville, Oklahoma to Tascosa, Texas.
This audio has not been transcribed, but a tape counter index is available.
Cowhands; Samsville, Oklahoma; Tascosa, Texas; Pioneering; Montana; Mill Iron outfit; Cattle drives; Armstrong, James Bell, 1888-1971; Cowboys -- West (U.S.) – Interviews; Mill Iron Ranch (Powder River, Mont.); Pruny Bill; Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.) -- Personal narratives; Cowboys -- West (U.S.) – Fiction; Cattle drives -- Fiction
James Bell “J. B.” Armstrong Oral History Project, OH 034, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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1 reel-to-reel: analog + 1 tape counter index (2 p.: 28 cm)
Armstrong, James Bell, "James Bell "J. B." Armstrong Interview 11, 1957" (1957). James Bell “J. B.” Armstrong Oral History Project. 11.