Bartley, Ruth 1979-11-29

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Ruth Bartley discusses her family and life in Cone, Texas.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Ruth Bartley

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Date: November 29, 1979

Location: Cone, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 50 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: John R. Brown, grandfather, To Texas (1880), "Chimney corner lawyer", Stephens County, "Home of the Hereford", Appearance, Settled, King Ranch, Nickname, Cotton Brown, Ruth Bartley, Education, Eureka School, Teachers, Childhood games, Wildlife, First boyfriend, Retired professors, Born (October 4, 1899), Post office in home, Pope Dennis Bartley, father, General Merchandise Store, Postmaster, Entertainment, Horseback, Picnics, Campfire girls, Lakes, Cone, Texas, Appearance

Tape 1, Side 2: Cone, Texas (continued), Town builders, Mr. Chapman, James Stanton Cone, Ranch land, Hank Smith, uncle, Agricultural development, Weather station, Crosby County, First Anglo settler, Paris Cox, Quakers, Fence cutters, Farming vs. ranching, Competition for land, Effects on politics, Cotton, Irrigation (1920), World War I, Prices, Climate, The Twenties, Women's rights, Voting, Prohibition, Social life, Candy breakings, "Pound suppers", Picnics, Dances, Swimming

Range Dates: 1880-1920

Bulk Dates: 1880-1920

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