Bosworth, Mr and Mrs Guy 1968-06-12

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Mr. and Mrs. Bosworth relate a good deal of specific data on oil well drilling. Information on several oil boomtowns, especially Texon, is included.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mr. and Mrs. Guy Bosworth

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Date: June 12, 1968

Location: Crane, Texas

Interviewer: Paul Patterson

Length: 1 hour, 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Autobiographical material, Apprenticeship drilling, Oil field - W. Va., Wages & hours, Room and Board cost, Ranger drowning, Hog town riot, Description of jail, Population, Law, Reasons for trouble, Thurber bootleg, Cost, Autobiographical material, Texon - 1924, First home, Buildings, Listing of women, Illnesses and medical care, Ranking - Dr. Powers, Fee, First dairy, Best - 1925, First building, Reason for establishment, Burro prank, Texon - 1924, Rigs being built, Well production, Rotary drill, Well depth, Electrification, Poison gas, Cost of a house

Tape 1, Side 2: Paul Crumwell, Frank Pickerall, Autobiographical material, Water source, Cost, Snake incident, Quail, Texon school, Teachers, First well (town name sounds like Arean ?), Well locations, Production, Rig Building, Bull wheels, Rig heights, Autobiographical material, Depression, Post masters, Best killings, Contest money, Best population, Texon population, Biglake population, Santa Rita population, McCamey population, Killings, Levi Smith - sheriff, W. Va. formations, Sands, Dressing a bit

Range Dates: 1924-1968

Bulk Dates: 1924-1968

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