Beane, E N 1970-07-17

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E. N. Beane discusses his life in West Texas, notably the Permian Basin and Pecos Valley regions, and that area’s growth and development.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: E. N. Beane

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Date: July 17, 1970

Location: Crane, Texas

Interviewer: Paul Patterson

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Biographical information, Describes trip to Oklahoma when family moved, Story of goat who ate too much rice and water, Hailstorm in 1916 discussed, Crime and law enforcement in Indian Territory, Reasons for move to Texas in 1919, Father's work explained, Move to Colorado City, Description of Monahans in 1925, Work for the Highway Department recalled, Fishing trip to Pecos River, 1925, Description of cars owned by the Beane family in 1920s, Various jobs held in the 1920s, Reasons for move to Crane

Tape 1, Side 2: Explains purchase of a mail contract for a time, Description of Crane in the 1920s, Shooting involving Texas Ranger, Beating incident described, Work in a power plant recalled, Development of the oil and gas industry in the Crane area and West Texas, Crane's red light district mentioned, Banned in 1933, Incident in 1927 when mail delivery delayed, Other jobs held in the late1920s

Range Dates: 1919-1933

Bulk Dates: 1919-1933

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