Bickley, Cecil 1982-08-24

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In both tapes, Cecil Bickley, retired grocer, discusses Denver City, Texas from its formation to the present.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Cecil Bickley

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Date: August 24, 1982

Location: Denver City, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 2 hours


Tape 1, Side 1: Denver City, Texas, Boomtown, Living conditions, First school (1940), World War II, Recreation, Bars, Relocation of Denver City, Free land, Southwestern Public Service, Water system, Mrs. Annie Miller, Mr. Jones, School coordinator, Oil production, Town rivalry, Denver City, Incorporation, Bank loan, Fire truck, City Secretary, Lions Club (1940), Mr. Jones, Personality

Tape 1, Side 2: Denver City, Farming, Livestock, Milk and egg economy, Grocery goods, Eggs, Butter, Oleo coloring, Wholesale grocers, South Plains Associated Grocers (1948), Mail orders, Competition, South Plains Associated Grocers, Organization, Post World War II, Chain grocery stores, Independent grocers, Disadvantages

Tape 2, Side 1: Denver City, Texas, Physicians, Recruitment, Hospital, Administrator, Oilfield workers, Oil Companies, Stability, Taxes, School support, Housing, Oil company property, Rental property, Oil community, Residence, Opportunity, Living expense

Tape 2, Side 2: Employee transfers, Effect, Community leadership, Short term, New people, Lions Club, Parent Club, Organization, Booster Club, Teachers banquet, Bus Line Committee, Bank Committee, Denver City incorporation (1940), Population, Oil industry automation, Agricultural automation, World War II, Property prices, Denver City, Cemetery

Range Dates: 1940-1982

Bulk Dates: 1940-1982

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