Brooks, Lewis W 1969

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Lewis Brooks reminisces about his family, especially his father, who was an early settler in the Graham, Texas, area, and early days in the town of Graham.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Lewis W. Brooks

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Date: 1969

Location: Graham, Texas

Interviewer: Fred A. Carpenter

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Brooks home constructed in 1875, Brooks family background, Father - L. P. Brooks, Moved to Texas from Georgia, 1866, Settled near Graham, 1869, Bachelors' house and its residents, Marriage in Georgia, 1872, Return to Texas, Bachelors' house residents (again), Graham selected the county seat, First sheriff killed, Brooks' father became sheriff, Anecdote about brooks family in Georgia, Brooks' school days recalled, Anecdote about school discipline

Tape 1, Side 2: Anecdote about school discipline (continued), Graham, Texas - early businesses, Oil boom recalled, Brooks' parents recalled, Father's hunting ability, Cyclone damage, 1906, Mother's family background, Her parents, Brooks' marriage, Children and grandchildren

Range Dates: 1869-1906

Bulk Dates: 1869-1906

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