Koock, William 1976-02-03
William Koock describes his life in Mason County, focusing on his business with the Dr. Pepper Company. He then gives a tour describing various landmarks and old buildings in and around the county seat of Mason.
General Interview Information
Interviewee Name: William Koock
Additional Parties Recorded: None
Date: February 03, 1976
Location: Mason, Texas
Interviewer: Fred Carpenter
Length: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Tape 1, Side 1: Family background,
Grandparents as German immigrants,
Grandfather sold merchandise,
To Mason from Gritt, Texas (1911),
Grandfather in lumber and casket business,
Texas Lutheran College, Seguin, Texas,
Bookkeeper for Ford Motor Company,
Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Mason,
Changed to Dr. Pepper.
Tape 1, Side 2: Borrowing money during Depression,
Prospector "hunting treasures",
War causes rationing,
Saving "old" corks,
Putting lime in water,
"Prune juice" taste to Dr. Pepper,
Different bottlers for Coca-Cola and Dr. Pepper,
Deer in Mason County, Texas.
Tape 2, Side 1: Showing old buildings in Mason,
Grandmother danced with Robert E. Lee,
Description of cabin,
Description of furniture,
First store in Mason,
Various old houses in Mason,
Old businesses in Mason.
Tape 2, Side 2: Blank
Range Dates: 1873-1976
Bulk Dates: 1911-1976
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