Brunson, Anna Holder 1972-08-18

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Mrs. Brunson makes many social comments concerning her early life in Garden City, Texas.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Anna Holder (Mrs. Gilbert) Brunson

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Date: August 18, 1972

Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Interviewer: Paul Patterson

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Early life and family background reviewed, Recounts anecdote on murder of an Indian, Recollects early Garden City, Tells anecdotes concerning children, Education received in Garden City, Father's experiences as county judge told, Relates incident of a "shot-gun" wedding, Memories of the first telephone, Social events described, Deaths in the family recalled, Discussion of family members and the Holder family, Patterson's concept of his oral history job explained, Reviews social events attended, Patterson's interest in Spanish names displayed, Description of Christmas trees

Tape 1, Side 2: Social customs, food preparation, and storm precautions discussed, Folklore concerning lightning told, Anecdote told concerning wood theft, Recollections of prairie dogs, trapping for furs, and family travel, Cites memories of hydrophobic dogs, antelopes, snake rattler collection, Mentions interest in poetry, Marriage and early married life recalled, Rodeo attendance noted, Telephone difficulties and telephone uses described, Relates incident concerning conflict with the neighbors over sheep, Mexican sheep herders characterized, Depression of 1930s recalled, Comments on cows and making dairy products, Family discussed, 1918 blizzard resulted in death of cattle and development of skinning techniques

Range Dates: 1918- circa 1940

Bulk Dates: 1918- circa 1940

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