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The Wylies talk about life in Thurber during its boom period.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mr. and Mrs. P.D. Wylie

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: March 05, 1980

Location: Thurber, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 1 hour 25 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Granttown, Texas, Miners, Mine strike, Tent City, William Knox Gordon, Daughter’s death, Coal stoves, Livestock, Work whistles, Mines, Mules, Trains, Showers, Ice plant, Meningitis epidemic (1912), Smallpox epidemic, "Pest house", Influenza, Pneumonia, Cures, Mine strike, "Scabs", Oil discovery, Ranger, Texas.

Tape 1, Side 2: New York Hill, Brickyard, Kilns, Fire, Thurber, Company store, Thurber, "Trade Day", Thurber, Christmas, Carnivals, Opera house, Hotel, Streets, Bill Clay, Albert Whitehead, Mining.

Tape 2, Side 1: Neighborhoods, Nationalities, Streets, Churches, Coal mining, Geological aspects, Shale, Equipment, Lynching, Eastland, Texas, Santa Claus Bank Robbery.

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1910-1930s

Bulk Dates: 1910-1930s

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