James “J. B.” Armstrong talks about various people from South Dakota who lived and worked near him. He recalls gathering buffalo chips to fuel fires during his childhood in Texas and Oklahoma. He reminisces about the Miles City Museum. Armstrong talks about moving to Mill’s Ranch near Box Elder Creek and working as a sheep rancher. He talks about cattle drives to Belle Fourche, South Dakota, where ranchers would ship stock. He recalls taking his sheep to auction in Omaha, Nebraska.
This audio has not been transcribed, but a tape counter index is available.
Cowhands; South Dakota; Mill’s Ranch, Box Elder Creek; Omaha Nebraska; Livestock auctions; Pioneering; Montana; Shipping livestock; Miles City Museum, Montana; Armstrong, James Bell, 1888-1971; Cowboys -- West (U.S.) – Interviews; Sheep farming -- Montana -- History -- 20th century; Cattle drives -- West (U.S.) -- 20th century; Sheep ranchers -- Montana -- 20th century; Carter County (Mont.) -- History -- 20th century; Camp Crook (S.D.) -- History -- 20th century; Frontier and pioneer life -- Montana -- Ekalaka -- 20th century; Frontier and pioneer life -- Texas -- Amarillo -- 20th century; Stockyards -- South Dakota -- Belle Fourche -- History -- 20th century; Belle Fourche (S.D.) -- History -- 20th century; Long Pine Hills (Mont.); Range Riders Museum (Miles City, Mont.); Range Riders (Organization : Miles City, Mont.); Mill Iron Ranch (Powder River, Mont.); Herman, Joe; Whitcomb, Ralph; Turbiville; Tarter, Dan
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 (6 p.: 28 cm)
Armstrong, James Bell, "James Bell "J. B." Armstrong Interview 3, 1957" (1957). James Bell “J. B.” Armstrong Oral History Project. 3.