Bynum, Virgil 1974-09-11

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Virgil Bynum, early resident of Brownfield, Texas, discusses his family, early life and various aspects of life in Brownfield.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Virgil Bynum

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Date: September 11, 1974

Location: Brownfield, Texas

Interviewer: Katherine Hamilton

Length: 55 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Nickname, "Shag", Parents, A. B. Bynum, Dorinda Bynum, Family, Born, Hereford, Texas (December 1900), Moved to Brownfield, Texas (1906), Rented house from Dr. Mattox, Brownfield physician, School, Location, Description, Location of home, Trip from Hereford to Brownfield, House, Description, Father, Hauled supplies for Brownfield merchants, Family (again), Brownfield (1906-1909), Description, Businesses, Homes, School, Teachers, Entertainment

Tape 1, Side 2: Entertainment (continued), Anecdote, play, Minstrels, Show toured local towns, Railroad, Arrival of first train, Anecdote, train ride, Mr. Skein, Raised turkeys, Herded turkeys to Tahoka, Occupation, Barber, Moved to Big Spring, Texas (1923), Marriage (September 1920), Louise Stinson, wife, Courtship, Children, Membership in Masonic Lodge, Chartered (1905), Building burned (1913), Moved lodge to old Methodist Church building (1955), Wedding, Origin of nickname

Range Dates: 1900-1955

Bulk Dates: 1900-1955

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