Burns, George Y 1982-07-29

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George Y. Burns, son of West Texas pioneer Rollie Burns, reminisces about his family and life in West Texas during his childhood.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: George Y. Burns

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Date: July 29, 1982

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 2 hour, 10 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Family history, Birthday (Dec. 28, 1899), Brothers and sisters, House fire (1914), Emergency aid, Friends, School, Location, Morning prayer, Education, Father's advice, Mother (Emma Mary Boles), Breakfast, Marriage, Birth place, Personality, Childhood chores

Tape 1, Side 2: Childhood chores (continued), Orchard work, Harvest, Milking, Entertainment, Movies, Cost, California (1925), Huntington Park, Hughes Aircraft, Recruiting, Retirement, Buffalo Springs Lake, Location of springs, Farming, Cotton experimentation (1900), First cotton gin (Lubbock, Texas), County Tax Assessor, Collecting, Andy Wilson, Frank Wheelock, Restaurant, Railroad

Tape 2, Side 1: W. D. Benson Lawyer and Abstract Co., Western Windmill Co., Smiley Wilson, Hardware, Craven and McWhorter Land Office, Nicolette Hotel, Penney Brothers Livery Stable, Horse and buggy rentals, Moore Saddle and Harness Co., Davidson Feed and Grain Co., H. A. Davidson, Personality, Gambling, Poker, Boles Family History

Tape 2, Side 2: Father (Rollie Burns), County Tax Assessor, Colorado City, Texas, Supply center, Brothers and sisters, Childhood deaths, George Boles, Ku Klux Klan, Father, Overton Edition, Consolidation of Lubbock, Lot distribution, A. B. Davis, Contributions to Lubbock

Tape 3, Side 1: 1930s Depression, Employment, Austin, Texas, George Y. Burns, Children, Grandchildren

Tape 3, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1900-1930s

Bulk Dates: 1900-1930s

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