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Ben J. McKinney Oral Interview / 1963 February 9

Page 1 of Transcription of Oral Interview Conducted with Ben J. McKinney, 1963

Ben J. McKinney, born in 1883, was a pioneer cattleman who owned and operated the Ventana Ranch on the Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation from 1919 to the early 1930s.

This collection contains a carbon transcript of a tape recording of McKinney being interviewed by Bernard L. Fontana at the home of Dorothy McNamee in Tucson, AZ on February 9, 1963. In the interview McKinney covers events, personalities, pioneer life and family enterprises.