Gordon Cooper was a cowhand on the Empire starting in 1936, when the ranch was owned and operated by Frank S. Boice and his family. His cousin Jack Cooper also worked at the Empire. Gordon describes his responsibilities for roping and doctoring cattle for screwworms. He participated in about seven roundups at the Empire. He also describes breaking and selling horses to Frank Boice.
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Date of Interview: January, 2000
Interviewer: Thomas Cox and Dick Schorr