Bruce, Mrs C E 1969

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Mrs. Bruce discusses her books, the town of Santa Anna, Texas, and her family, particularly her father, John R. Bannister, a one-time Texas Ranger.

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Interviewee Name: Mrs. C. E. Bruce

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Date: Summer 1969

Location: Santa Anna, Texas

Interviewer: Fred A. Carpenter

Length: 1 hour, 5 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: People to interview in Santa Anna discussed, Mrs. Bruce's books, Trickham, Texas and Bannister was There (father's biography), New book on Santa Anna Mountain, Name "Santa Anna" discussed, Father, John R. Bannister, Childhood, Member of Texas Rangers, Caught cattle smugglers for Treasury Department, Inspector for cattle raisers association, Coleman County Sheriff, Capture and death of Sam Bass, Grandmother's childhood and marriage, Mother's marriage, First woman sheriff

Tape 1, Side 2: Title of new book and name "Santa Anna" discussed, Town of Santa Anna, Settlement, Health resort, Glass industry, Tile factory, Seventh Day Adventists own rest home, Overall (?) Ranch, Subject of next book, Col. and Mrs. Overall's (?) experiences, C. E. Bruce's quarterhorse business and sales

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