Bond, George S 1970-05-06

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George Bond discusses his early life, his family, and his career as a tax collector and contractor on the Plains.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: George S. Bond

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Date: May 6, 1970

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: David B. Gracy II

Length: 40 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: George S. Bond, Born August 18, 1888 in Navarro County, Texas, Father taught in country school, Position as a tax attorney, Legal procedures for approval of contract, Other tax attorney's who held his office, Contracting for Edgar Hutchins, Contracting for indebted counties, Discusses Plains Counties contracted for in 1930s, Tells how he operated a calculating machine, Story about trouble between land owners, Tells about making a tax road in Reeves County, Story about a man who swindled Eastland County, Billy Sol Estes, Discusses the fact that he never lost a tax case, Recent offers to handle tax cases, Position with Red Bluff Water District, Personal real estate ventures, Deep-oil wells around Barstow, Story about a woman convicted of tax evasion, Billy Sol Estes, Bond's early life, Story about falling from a tree, 1900 his family moved to Mexia, Raising peaches, Bond family

Tape 1, Side 2: Bond's teaching career, Received certificate with no formal education, Story of mother's death, Discusses visiting with old-times in Corpus Christi, Law practice in Lubbock, Story about Abraham Lincoln selecting referee for duel, Story about Abraham Lincoln stopping his wife's distractions, Bond discusses his brothers and sisters, Brother's political career in Texas, Story about Indian General Stanwatie stealing Union horses during the Civil War

Range Dates: 1888-1970

Bulk Dates: 1888-1970

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