Wynne, Harry 1969-06-23

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Harry Wynne recalls early Fort Worth, particularly its social life, and his own experiences and family.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Harry Wynne

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: June 23, 1969

Location: Fort Worth, Texas

Interviewer: Sandra Myres

Length: 1 hour 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Family moved to Fort Worth (1882), Wynne’s parents, New home on West Weatherby (?) Street, Cattle drives down the street, Anecdotes about Mrs. Ball, Captain Lloyd, Hell’s Half Acre recalled, Prostitution and saloons, Changes he has seen, Telephones, early streetcars, Spring Palace, description and fire, Anecdote about fireworks, Wynne born in 1881, Alden Height development, Lake Como club house and dances.

Tape 1, Side 2: Lake Handley resort, Meat packing plants opened, Cattle industry in Fort Worth, Wynne and his brother in the promotion business, Story about truck invention, Oil burner developed for the Army, World War II—oil burners manufactured again, Anecdotes about the burners, Business operation, Camp Bowie recalled, Amon Carter recalled, Wynne family, relatives, Uncle Buck and his sons from Wills Point.

Tape 2, Side 1: Story about Uncle Buck Wynne and his sons (continued), Farmers and Mechanics National Bank, Captain Paddock and his family recalled, Major Van Zandt—personality, Early Fort Worth society, Railroad depot recalled, Fire recalled (1903 or 1904), Bill McCain (?) murdered, Saloons and gambling places, Closedown of gambling, prostitution.

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1882-1945

Bulk Dates: 1882-1945

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