Cagle, Vernon C 1978-04-13

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Vernon Cagle discusses the construction of dugouts and his early years in Eastland County, Texas.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Vernon Cagle

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Date: April 13, 1978

Location: Abilene, Texas

Interviewer: Ralph A. Smith



Tape 1, Side 1: Biographical data, b: 1901, Eastland County, Eastland County area, Distance from home to surrounding towns, Sipe Springs, Texas, Pronunciation of name, Dugouts in area, Construction of Cagle family Dugout, Freight wagons, Rising Star to Gorman, Texas, Windows, Depth, Timber, Size and type, Tenure of residence in dugout, House constructed beside dugout, Family history, Dugout constructed by T. G. Cagle, circa 1890, Father: T. G. Cagle, From Tennessee, age 4, Travel from Tennessee by wagon train, Grandparents, Uncles, Surrounding properties in Eastland County, Dugout (again), Construction (again), Parents' bedroom, Steps and entry way, Walls, Ridge pole and roof, Walls (again), Placement in hillside, Size and arrangement, Cook stove, Hillside (again), Savanah Creek, Rock houses and fences, Construction, Lime, Gorman, Texas, Dugouts (again), Dirt floors and walls, Frontier, circa 1900, Amenities, Cagle property, Fencing, Creek, Land, Dugout (again), Roof, Porch, Cagle Siblings, Dugout (again), Sleeping arrangements, Grandparents (again), Visits in covered wagon, Snake problems, Buildings dog accessible, Distance by wagon, Trips to Arkansas, Town and games at social gatherings, Games on horseback, Crops and implements, Binder pulled by ponies, Feed corn, Hogs, Vegetables, Cane, Harvest, Rock Houses (again), Flies, Indian conflicts, Mr. Flemming, Rock fences, Varmint problems, Savanah Creek bottom, Father's philosophy relative to "spendin' money"

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1880- circa 1910

Bulk Dates: 1901- circa 1910

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