Heeter, Inez 1981-10-30

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Inez Heeter recalls life in Howard, Texas, and the effects of the oil boom on Desdemona.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Inez Heeter

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Date: October 30, 1981

Location: Desdemona, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 2 hours


Tape 1, Side 1: Dr. Samuel Snodgrass father, Howard Texas, Schools, Farming, Circuit riders, Louella Sewell mother, Slavery, Underground railroad, Howard, Early families, Typhoid fever, Dr. Moorehead, Hog town, Oil company camps, Sun Company, Magnolia Company.

Tape 1, Side 2: Desdemona Texas families, Ellison Springs Texas, Oil boom, Effect on citizens, Crime, Ku Klux Klan, Childhood, Oil boom (again), Housing, Law enforcement, Entertainment, End (1942), Japanese balloon anecdote (1940s).

Tape 2, Side 1: Pilots, World War II, Observers, Japanese balloon, Witnesses, Oil boom (again), Wells, Night light, Natural gas, Torching, Wells (again), Noise, Prostitution, Jake Hamon, Town built, Cyclone (1930s), Damages, Peculiarities, Clouds, Jim Heeter, husband.

Tape 2, Side 2: Cattle herding, Dry years, Socialist activity, "Ole Man" Munday, McMillian family, Farming, West Texas, Roads (1920s), Oil boom, Water pollution, Attitude, Master Lake, Childhood, Family decision makers, Oil boom (again), Effects on town.

Range Dates: 1850s-1940s

Bulk Dates: 1920s-1940s

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