Baker, Mrs B W 1980-01-19

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On Tape 1, Mrs. B. W. Baker talks about her early life in Post, Texas and her college experiences at Hardin-Simmons University. On Tape 2, she discusses the Great Depression and its effects on West Texas.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mrs. B. W. Baker

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: January 19, 1980

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 1 hour, 25 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Born, Hamilton County, Texas (February 26, 1899), Walter H. May, father, Kate Brown, mother, Family background, Father, Farming, Trades Day, Appearance, Personality, Lynn County, Texas, Livestock, Childhood chores, Visitors, Prairie fires, Education, Teachers, Post, Texas (1912), Postex Plant, Double U Company

Tape 1, Side 2: Rainmaking, Caprock, Double U operations, House construction, Materials, Abilene, Texas, Street cars, Hardin-Simmons, Classmates, George Mahon, Dr. O. W. English, Buel Irving, J. W. Reed, Curriculum, School teaching, B. W. Baker, husband, Telephones, Fences, Leap year party, Games, Ford roadsters, Walter H. May, cattle business, First income tax, Travel

Tape 2, Side 1: Walter May, father, Land purchase, Tahoka, Texas, Previous owners, Cattle sales, Great Depression, Credit, Lardmaking, Meat preservation, Abernathy mill, Great Depression, Prices, Red Cross Aide, cattle shoot, Lubbock, Texas (1950), Standing water on the Plains, Changes, Social customs, Women's roles, Materialism, Young people, Bonnie and Clyde Barrow, Airplanes, Mexican-American laborers

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1899-1950

Bulk Dates: 1899-1950

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