Tom Leary


John R. Moore

Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee

Ranch operator near Marathon, Texas, lifelong resident of Big Bend area.

Summary of Interview

Part of Big Bend National Park Oral History Project; biographical data; discusses border conflict during Mexican Revolution; family's move from Rosillos to Marathon after Glen Spring raid in 1916; recalls arrival of Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1930s; conditions for travel, social life; early tourist to park area; arrival of electricity and telephones; relations between ranchers and park; offers service; discusses livestock and wildlife issues, water use/availability in the park; offers insight into life at Study Butte and Terlinqua; cross-border relations with Mexican citizens.

Date of Interview


Length of Interview

1 hour and 15 minutes

Tape Number

No. 860

Transcript Number

No. 860

Length of Transcript

47 pages

Interview Number

No. 860

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