Avender, W B and Gomer Thomas 1968

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Bill Avender and Gomer Thomas discuss the history of the Greenleaf Cemetery in Brown County, Texas.

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Interviewee Name: W. B. and Gomer Thomas Avender

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Date: Summer, 1968

Location: Brownwood, Texas

Interviewer: C. H. Bell



Tape 1, Side 1: Bill Avender, Greenleaf Cemetery - Brownwood, Edwin Thomas, Donation of land 1868, Location of cemetery, Centennial year, Earliest permanent marker, City mayors buried there, Number of graves, 3rd location for Brownwood, Will of Samuel R. Coggin, $5,000 for Greenleaf, E. C. Byers Declaration of Texas Independence, J. A. Walker, Brook Smith, Section set aside for Colored and Spanish - can not be sold, Roads inside cemetery, Charlie Webb, Public parts of cemetery, Lodge, Catholic sections, Potter's Field, Reserve - Perpetual care fund, Gomer Thomas - Interview, Necessity to find relatives of some buried, perpetual care, People concerned with formation of Greenleaf, Shape of rural cemeteries, Greenleaf official part of city, Abundant water, Area around cemetery, Testings of highway department, Tar mines, White mines, Rock Crusher plant, Black asphalting, Deliveries, Neighbor on West side

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

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