Bott, Ted 1978-11-02

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Ted Bott talks about his life in Thurber, Texas, during the boom years, pointing out the locations of old businesses and homes.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Ted Bott

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: September 2, 1978

Location: Thurber, Texas

Interviewer: Bobby Weaver

Length: 1 hour, 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: (Tape one: 35 minutes) Thurber, Texas, Father, weigh boss, Checks, "The Company", Hospitals, Livestock, Hunting, County road, Mine locations, Camps, Bread, Wine, Business locations, Ethnic groups, Home locations, "Italian Hill", Boarding houses, Schools, Whites, Blacks, Catholics, Smoking anecdote, Barber shop, Hardware store, Mining office, Dry goods store, Water system

Tape 1, Side 2: Homes, Locations, Railroad route, Grocery store, Deliveries, Gordon Bain

Tape 2, Side 1: (Tape two: 1 hour) Church locations, Catholic school, Mining strike (1919), Causes, Mr. Pajoni, strike organizer, W. K. Gordon, mine owner, Reopening of mines, Poisonous gas, Bands, Bandstand, Concerts, Uniforms, Music, Lakes, Metal casting, Brick kilns, Steam shovels, Employees, Blacks, Mexicans, Italians

Tape 2, Side 2: Ovens, Bread, House building, Mine closing (1920s), Oil business, Opera house, Location, Operas, Drama, Silent movies, Cleaners, Printing shop, Night club, Prize fights, Polish wedding, Italian dances, Mingus, Texas, Rock quarry, Texas and Pacific Coal Company land, Furthest boundary, Racial groups, John Dowe, store owner

Tape 3, Side 1: (Tape three: 10 minutes) Mr. Henry, Slope mining, Syrians, Dan Faefel, grocery store, Lyla mine, Strom Mercantile, Watson Brothers, Tokens for money, "Blue hole", Drowning accident, Banking, S. Hawkins, Texas and Pacific Ranch manager

Tape 3, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1919-1920s

Bulk Dates: 1919-1920s

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