Biggers, C E 1960-08-16

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C. E. Biggers discusses his father, Don Biggers, and his career as a printer, writer and legislator. The Biggers family is also discussed. The last few minutes of Tape 2 are inaudible.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: C. E. Biggers

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: August 16, 1960

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Seymour V. Connor

Length: 1 hour, 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Don Biggers, father, Died at age 89 (1958), Born in Stephenville, Texas, Parents, family, Early death of parents, Will Biggers, brother, First job, Wife, family, Birth of C. E. Biggers, To Ennis, Texas, To Colorado City, Texas, Children, To Carbo, Texas, Abilene,Texas, and Rotan, Texas, To Lubbock, Texas, Worked for Lubbock Avalanche, Farming, Irrigation well, Centrifugal pump, Crops grown, Elected to State Legislature, Associated with Lubbock Chamber of Commerce, Writing career, Trip through West Texas, From Cattle Range to Cotton Patch, History That Will Never Be Repeated, Enjoyed reading

Tape 1, Side 2: Don Biggers (continued), Writing career (continued), C. E. Biggers' brothers, Jobs, Clele Biggers ran away from home, Dale Biggers' army career, Died (1918), Family moved to Eastland, Texas, To Fort Worth, Texas, Description of Don Biggers, Dress, Temperament, Abilities, Business ethics, Newspaper in Fort Worth, Conflict with Ku Klux Klan, Don Biggers' activities in Austin, Texas, Homer Biggers, son, Mr. and Mrs. Don Biggers, Traveled through Southwest, El Paso, Texas, Mrs. Biggers painted, Mason, Texas, Mrs. Biggers death (Port Aransas, Texas), Buried in Stephenville

Tape 2, Side 1: Don Biggers, Death in Stephenville, Texas, Tobacco and alcohol use, Anecdote about Governor Jim Ferguson, Anecdote about Governor Dan Moody, Support of Senator Tom Connelly, Senator Sheppard, Conversational abilities, Eualah Biggers Long, daughter, Writing, books written, J. Marvin Hunter, Lee Jones, Colorado City, Texas, Interest in German settlements, Mr. and Mrs. Don Biggers, In Arizona, In El Paso, Texas, Don Biggers pen name

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1918-1958

Bulk Dates: 1918-1958

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