James Bell

Interviewee

James Bell Armstrong

Interviewer

Ina Tascher

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Description

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.

Document Type

Oral History

Subjects

Cowhands; Samsville, Oklahoma; Tascosa, Texas; Pioneering; Montana; Mill Iron outfit; Cattle drives

Original Date

1-1-1957

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

Original Collection

James Bell “J. B.” Armstrong Oral History Project, OH 034, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library

Rights

Copyright to this collection is held by the interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH 034-011

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 reel-to-reel: analog + 1 tape counter index (2 p.: 28 cm)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:20:29 minutes

Local Filename

OH_034_011.mp3; OH_034_011_TCI.pdf

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