Binney, R F 1982-01-15

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R. F. Binney discusses his memories of Thurber, Texas and the Texas and Pacific Coal Company operations in that area.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: R. F. Binney

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Date: January 15, 1982

Location: Arlington, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Thurber, Texas, Coal mines, Flood (1908), Jay Gould, Mingus, Texas, Thurber Junction (former name), Texas and Pacific Coal Company, Subsidiaries, Texas and Pacific Mercantile and Manufacturing , Company, Thurber Earthen Products, Thurber Brick Company, Coal Mines, Depth, Oil production, Wells drilled, Jim Hamil (sp?), W. K. Gordon, Thurber, Unionization, Texas Rangers, "Red" Jones, Roads, Routes followed, Caddo-Strawn Road, Construction, Early automobiles

Tape 1, Side 2: Gordon Baines, Coal business, Decline, Texas and Pacific Coal Company, Hospital facilities, Land leasing, Discovery valuation, Father, Meningitis epidemic, Thurber Opera House, Etta Goe, mother, Katy Railroad, Electric autos (1920), Thurber, Chinese Hotel, Employment, George Studdard, Fort Worth Symphony, Texas and Pacific Company, Scrip, Thurber, Doctors

Range Dates: 1908-1982

Bulk Dates: 1908-1982

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