Bennett, Mrs Gertrude 1968-05-25

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Mrs. Bennett’s ancestors were on both the Union and Confederate sides, a subject which she covers in some detail. The last five minutes on side two concerns the Apache Indians and is exceedingly interesting and informative.

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Interviewee Name: Mrs. Gertrude Bennett

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Date: May 25, 1968

Location: Alpine, Texas

Interviewer: Paul Patterson

Length: 1 hour, 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Biographical material, Parent's marriage, Burn incident, Treatment, Small Pox incident, Last land run, Sections, Coming to Texas, Wagon supplies, Camping sites, Days from Indian to American territory, Water shortage, Finding honey, Ranch house description, Making a table, Visitor incident, Leisure time, Well drilling, San Francisco Creek history, Building materials, Father's education, Snow - ice cream incident, Cramp colic, Well drilling for government

Tape 1, Side 2: Dream incident, Civil War, Biography of Roarks, Biography of Bennett, Reading and illness, Alpine, High school, Teachers, Superintendent, Enrollment, Listing of graduating students, Boarding house, School cost, First car, Grandparents, Bennett - Union, Roark - Confederate, Autobiographical material, McNair, Arizona - deaths, Gas stations, ESP incident, Knifing incident, Apache Reservation, Arizona, Indians, Devil dances, Shopping idiosyncrasies

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