Adams Mrs Mae Howard 1973-07-17

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Mrs. Mae Howard Adams discusses her family background and relates stories told to her by her father, an early rancher in the Marfa area.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mrs. Mae Howard Adams

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Date: July 17, 1973

Location: Marfa, Texas

Interviewer: Paul Patterson

Length: 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Cites origin of Howard family's move to West Texas, Cattle drive to Oklahoma recalled, Describes relationship with Indians, Cattle theft discussed, Family history reviewed, Tells anecdote concerning a practical joke on train passengers, Notes origin of Marfa's name, Describes ranch land, Maternal family moved to West Texas in 1899, Parents' wedding (1900) and ranch life examined, Discusses drought, Fort Russell described, Experienced raids from Mexico during the Revolution, Segregation of schools mentioned, Comments on use of home medicine

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1900-1973

Bulk Dates: 1900-1973

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