Boyd, J R 1968-04-30

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J. R. Boyd reminisces about his life as an oilfield worker and related incidents.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: J. R. Boyd

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Date: April 30, 1968

Location: Crane, Texas

Interviewer: Paul Patterson

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: J. R. Boyd, To West Texas, To Rising Star, Texas, To Hogtown, Texas, Oil boom, Magnolia Oil Company, Horses, Wagons, Wagonyard, Water, Horses (again), Odessa, Texas, Housing, bootlegging, Oil wells, Magnolia Oil (again), Electric dehydrator, Pumping gasoline, Anecdote: improperly placed check valve , Wages, Boyd (continued), Children, Steam pump incident, Depression

Tape 1, Side 2: Bootlegging (again), Skinner brothers, Jack Adams, constable, Bootlegging (again), Rape incident, Boyd (again), House, Children, Son-in-law, Oil field work, Hogtown (again), Location, Anecdote: origins of the name "Hogtown", Landowners, Hog Creek Oil Company, Magnolia Oil (again), Terrell, Anecdote: shotgun, Oil, Spacing of the wells, Amount of oil left, Major Oil companies, Gulf Oil Company, Magnolia Oil (again), Humble Oil company, Anecdote: preacher getting into a fight, Church, Part-time preacher, Built by the members, Charter members, Preacher

Range Dates: 1900s-1968

Bulk Dates: 1900s- mid 1940s

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