Caudle, Thelma Sechrist 1988-05-15

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Mrs. Caudle reminisces about life in Thurber and Erath County, Texas, during the 1920s. She also discusses growing up in an ethnically diverse neighborhood, and the various cultural traditions she saw as a child.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Thelma Sechrist Caudle

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Date: May 15, 1988

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Richard J. Mason

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Background, Birthplace, Parents, Cherokee, Erath and Comanche, County Texas, Education, Unimportant to farm families, Thurber, Texas, Polander Hill, Children's Games, Home brewing, Ethnic Groups, Weddings, Flu Epidemic (1918), Effects, Treatment, Thurber, Texas (again), Brickrow, Ex-Ray, Texas, Thurber, Texas (again), Education, Schools, Segregation, Methodist Church

Tape 1, Side 2: Methodist Church (continued), Electricity, Barreled water, Downtown Businesses, Methodist Minister, Religious Influences, Wichita Falls, Texas, Rabies, Breckenridge, Texas, Oilfield Work, Home canning, Rattlesnake, Tatum, New Mexico, Indian arrowheads, Family visits

Range Dates: 1908-1930

Bulk Dates: 1920s

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