Boren, Hugh 1972-09-09

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Hugh Boren, Snyder businessman, recalls various aspects of the Snyder oil boom and comments on present (1972) conditions in Snyder.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Hugh Boren

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Date: September 9, 1972

Location: Snyder, Texas

Interviewer: Jeff Townsend

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Oil discovered in Scurry County in the 1920s and 1930s, Magnolia Oil company and individual oil men discussed, C. T. McLaughlin's motives and interests explored, Describes celebrities' visits to Scurry County, Expansion of Snyder school district during oil boom, Availability of credit during the oil boom, Effect of oil boom on Farm Credit Associati,on West Texas State Bank established in 1950, Extent of drilling in Scurry County and its correlation to population growth, States city government's policy concerning public facilities, Social integration of oil workers, Working with Snyder's urban image discussed, Snyder won All-American City Award in 1969, Describes mobile home areas in Snyder, Reviews number of oil company camps in Scurry County

Tape 1, Side 2: Oil company camps (continued), States oppositions to parking meters, Types of public transportation in Snyder, Speculates on bootlegging and liquor elections, Expansion of police department, Establishment of Cogdell Hospital in Snyder, Oil supply camps and city regulation on drilling within city limits, Explains changes in city government, Local politicians recalled, Changes in the Scurry County Court House and town square noted, Mentions Scurry County Historical society, Diamond-M Museum described, Lists Scurry County historical museums, Experiences in building local museums

Range Dates: 1920-1972

Bulk Dates: 1920-1940

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