Bouchier, Tom 1982-05-10

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Tom Bouchier discusses early settlers of Post, Texas and describes the hardships encountered during drought and depression.

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Interviewee Name: Tom Bouchier

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Date: May 10, 1982

Location: Post, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 1 hour, 50 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Drought (1903-1905), Water wells, Cattle loss, Population decrease, Farm injury, Broken shoulder, Bone placement, C. R. Cook, Bought farm (1916), Children, School trustee, C. W. Post, Home mortgage, Bank aid

Tape 1, Side 2: Commissary, Dynamite, Early Post settlers, Dan Carpenter, World War I, Football games, P. Hughes, Personality, D. C. Roberts, Land rental, Justice of the Peace, Woodrow Furr, Ed L. Gossett, Education, Sam Hawthorne (1915), Buford Jones, Court case, L. H. Marcus

Tape 2, Side 1: Clyde Redman, Cattle marketing, Droughts, Buffalo Springs, Texas, Reservoir, Cattle driving (1880s), Dodge City, Kansas, Twitchel family, Cattle rustling, XIT Ranch, D. W. Reed, Ministry, 1930s Depression, Drought, Survival, Cattlemen, Oil industry

Tape 2, Side 2: Oil industry (continued), C. W. Post (1914), Railroad commission, New developments, White River Lake, Dam permit, Water shortage, Financial aid

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