Burgess, Carl 1975-08-22

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Carl Burgess speaks of his many years of support of the Wichita Falls High School Coyote football team.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Carl Burgess

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Date: August 22, 1975

Location: Wichita Falls, Texas

Interviewer: Neil Sapper

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Acquaintance with football players, First football game (1937-1938), Spirit of fans, Purchase of season tickets, State finals (1937), Important games, Attendance of out-of-town games, Travel to Amarillo, Texas, Employment history, Laundry business, Railroad worker, Taxi driver, Anecdote about co-worker getting fired, Anecdote about driving soldiers to Lawton, Oklahoma, Trip to Tyler, Texas, Trip to Odessa, Texas, Membership in Wichita Falls, Texas, High School Booster Club, Career in service position, Acquisition of present

Tape 1, Side 2: Faithful attendance at football games, Games at Corpus Christi, Texas, Favorite players, Memories of Coach Golding, Attitudes on passing, Use of T formation, Support of players, Wearing school colors, Evaluation of teams, Coach Golding's techniques, Important games, School rivalries, Amarillo, Texas, Breckenridge, Texas, Decreasing attendance, Season tickets, Out-of-town games and transportation, Family interest, Betting, Game at Abilene, Texas

Range Dates: 1937-1975

Bulk Dates: 1937-1940s

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