Calhoun, Mrs F F 1972-08-18

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Mrs. Calhoun, whose father worked at the Matador Ranch during her childhood, recalls her childhood and early adult life in Matador, Texas.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mrs. F. F. Calhoun

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Date: August 18, 1972

Location: Plainview, Texas

Interviewer: Jeff Townsend

Length: 50 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Moved to Matador in 1916, Education and Motley County towns reviewed, Matador food staples discussed, Playing "pitch" at the line camp, Matador's first radio recalled, Speculation on cowboy-farmer social relationships, Notes financial stability of Matador schools during the Depression, Mentions college education and subsequent teaching career, Description of the uses of "scrip" during the Depression, M. J. Reilly and J. M. Jackson families recalled, Description of Matador swimming pool, Moving pictures discussed, 'Bob's Oil Well" zoological gardens remembered, Read for Mrs. Harry Campbell, Fairs, chautauquas, road shows, circuses among town's entertainment, Discusses Roaring Springs "Old Settlers Reunion", Ennis Moss recalled

Tape 1, Side 2: Relates impressions of local politics, Attitude toward Matador liquidation expressed, Influenza epidemic hit hard, Board members' visits to the ranch remembered, Fire destroyed World War I Liberty Bonds, Mrs. John Mackenzie remembered, Dances were frequent form of socializing

Range Dates: 1916-1972

Bulk Dates: 1916-1972

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