Storyteller: Parker, William Norman (Bill)

Interviewer: Bertalot, Lorretta

Date: 09/09/2019

Language: English

Initiative: Tulsans Talk

Description: Bill Parker tells his Cowboy Story. At 94 years of age he still rides a horse daily for an hour. He helped his son and grandson learn to ride. They participate in rodeos, mostly Indian Rodeos. Bill is on the Choctaw Indian Rolls. His mother's allotment was lost during the depression. He tells his WW II story at senior gatherings and schools and is featured in the Tulsa World War Book. His other recording with THSM tells his war story .

Subjects: Roping and Riding, Wheat harvest, 1935 Ford Coupe cost $125, Choctaw Indian, Breakaway Event at Rodeos, WW II, Depression, Telling WW II story

NOW PLAYING: Parker, William Norman (Bill) (Veteran) Pt 2–Born A Cowboy


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