Beaver, E A 1976-07-22

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E. A. Beaver describes his military service and subsequent job as a wrecker for the Fort Worth and Denver Railway.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: E. A. Beaver

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Date: July 22, 1976

Location: Childress, Texas

Interviewer: Richie Cravens

Length: 50 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Personal background, Education, Work as farmer, Military service (1918-1919), Building stockade, German prisoners, Trip to Amherst, Belgium, Discharge, San Antonio, Texas (1919), Ethnic composition of company, Occupations after World War I, Move to Childress, Texas, Employed by Fort Worth and Denver Railway (1925), Memories of early Childress, Texas, Positions with Fort Worth and Denver Railway, Anecdote about fire, Work as night watchman, Effect on Borger, Texas, Oil Boom (1928), Purchase of family home (May, 1926), Effects of railroad on town, Straightening rails (1932), Helper in coach shed, Helper in car department, Salaries

Tape 1, Side 2: Illness, Work in car department, Wreck at Eldorado, Colorado, Work on wrecker train, Facilities improvements, Union membership, Brotherhood of Railway Car Men of America, Organization of union, Finances, Membership, Benefits, Wreck near Quanah, Texas, Effects of World War II, Increase in overtime hours, Evaluation of working conditions, past and present, Coffee breaks, Continued interest in railroad, Discontinuation of passenger service

Range Dates: 1918-1932

Bulk Dates: 1918-1932

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