Hill, Sarah Miltia 1970-08-19

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Miss Sarah M. Hill recounts the history of Eldorado, discussing both early settlers and pioneer business establishments. She also relates her personal background, providing insight into the education and working career of a young lady in the early part of the 20th century.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Sarah Miltia Hill

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Date: August 19, 1970

Location: Eldorado, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Carpenter

Length: 1 hour, 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Hill family background, Description of Eldorado (1910), Primitive conditions recalled, Christmas party at Hill home described, School in 1910, J. B. Smith Superintendent, Students and parents named, Agnes West recalled as first child born in established, Eldorado, Verand Texas mentioned, Eldorado (1910), W. L. McWhorter Store for groceries and dry goods, Robinson General Store, Hotel described, Persons of distinction in old Eldorado listed.

Tape 1, Side 2: Persons of distinction (continued), Miss Hill’s family background given, Mother’s family, Brothers and sisters, Jim Dan and the story of the 1915 Galveston flood.

Tape 2, Side 1: Hill family background (continued), Miss Hill’s education and honors, Graduate of College of Industrial Arts (Texas Women’s University), Art teacher in Tucson Arizona, Taught at West Texas State and Sul Ross, President of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Early College of Industrial Arts in Denton recalled, Describes dating privileges uniforms outside activities meals discipline and demerits.

Tape 2, Side 2: Discusses Daughters of the Republic of Texas, History and work of the organization.

Range Dates: 1910-1970

Bulk Dates: 1910-1970

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