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Joleta Dude/Guest Ranch History

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Re: Joleta Dude/Guest Ranch History

Posted: 9 Jul 2012 10:02AM GMT
Classification: Query
Interesting time in those days. I participated in the second annual Stompede armadillo race in 1949. A wrangler named "Wee Willie" caught the critter for me in the pasture at Joleta on the other side of Bandera creek.

Wille was like a father to me. Unfortunately, he was shot dead in a squabble over a woman in late '49 or early '50.

A man named Pepper, who owned the Purple Sage Ranch down the road, gave us a mustang named Nellie and that goat named Janey. Mother told me he was a rice grower from Houston who flew in occasionally in his Piper Cub.

Also had a baby coon named Oscar I got from a man named Bing. As I recall, Bing got shot inside or outside of the Silver Dollar by the sheriff. But I may have that wrong. Maybe it was Bing who shot the sheriff. :)

I've never found anyone who remembers that incident.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
S. Wilson 20 Apr 2001 12:00PM GMT 
RedPondRanch 23 Aug 2001 5:22PM GMT 
patsyjan 16 Dec 2001 6:32PM GMT 
Oryll 19 Mar 2007 8:14PM GMT 
Oryll 19 Mar 2007 8:19PM GMT 
dffemat 21 Aug 2007 3:24PM GMT 
rmbion 6 Aug 2008 4:41PM GMT 
mmgford 17 Aug 2009 12:52AM GMT 
Oryll 20 Nov 2009 3:49PM GMT 
rmbion 9 Jul 2012 4:02PM GMT 
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