Bickley, Carl and Jack Akin 1978-11-08

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Cecil Bickley, retired grocer, and Jack Akin, retired druggist, talk about their lives in Denver City, Texas.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Carl Bickley

Additional Parties Recorded: Jack Akin

Date: November 8, 1978

Location: Denver City, Texas

Interviewer: Bobby Weaver

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Cecil Bickley, Denver City, Texas (1939), South Denver City, Texas, Competition, Promoters, Oil, L. P. Bennett lease (1930s), Leases, Ben Agan, South Denver City, Grocery store, Mr. Bickley, Failure, Electricity, Mr. Cox, generator, Rates, Texas - New Mexico utilities, Denver City, Cafes, Hotels, bathrooms, Camps for oil people, Businesses, Grocery, Bank, Brownfield, Texas, Roads, Incorporation (1940), City Council, Money, Schools, Oil companies, High school (1940), J. W. Jones, superintendent, Shell gasoline plant, Flare, Housing, Workers, Law enforcement, Bank, Denver City, Grocery business, Houses, Brick

Tape 1, Side 2: Denver City, Rationing, Transportation, Freight line, Drugstore, Jack Akin, Hospital (1950), Doctors, Watson, Texas, Alcohol, Medical situation, Gas plant, City Council, Fire department, Jack Akin, Drugstore, Land, Streets, Prices, Credit

Range Dates: 1930-1950

Bulk Dates: 1930-1950

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