Ashburn, Bruce 1968-04-29

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Bruce Ashburn recalls his work in the Permian basin oil fields around Crane during the 1920s, along with some facts about West Virginia’s school system.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Bruce Ashburn

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: April 29, 1968

Location: Crane, Texas

Interviewer: Paul Patterson

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Autobiographical material, Crane - 1927, Roads, Area wells, Wild well incident, Cost of oil, Cost of water and source, Bootleggers, Poison gas information, Poison gas deaths, Safety campaigns, Driller wages, West Virginia School wages, Length of school year, Cost of room and board, Workman's compensation, Pay deductions, Returning servicemen's wages, Bull Rope death, Pranks, Autobiographical material, Pranks

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1927-1968

Bulk Dates: 1927-1968

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