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
Length of Transcript
Interview with Tom Leary by John R. Moore, 1994, "Interview no. 860," Institute of Oral History, University of Texas at El Paso.