Buchanan, Raymond S 1980-03-04

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Raymond Buchanan discusses life in Thurber, Texas, during its boom days.

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Interviewee Name: Raymond Buchanan

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Date: March 4, 1980

Location: Strawn, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 1 hour, 15 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Industrial electrician, Manuel Buchanan, father, Accountant, Rena Stewart, mother, Granttown, Texas, Miners, Bootleggers, Wet counties, Thurber, Texas, Fence, Company store, William Knox Gordon, Boxing, Thoroughbred horses, Thurber, Work whistles, Mines, Trains, Strike

Tape 1, Side 2: Mine strike, Violence, Brick plant, Employees, Union, Gus Sparling, Miners, Thurber, Company stores, Credit, Car raffle, Fires, Doctors, Bootleggers, Grappa, Whiskey, Foreign miners, Blacks, Christmas

Tape 2, Side 1: Mexicans, Thurber, Neighborhoods, Thurber, Houses, Band, Baseball, Grover Lee Alexander, Thurber's disadvantages, Stewart and Son's, Strawn, Texas, Cattle, Oil, Strawn, Fire

Tape 2, Side 1: Blank

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