Clack, Bobbie and Tommie 1966-03-07

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Bobbie and Tommie Clack, English teachers in the Abilene Independent School district, reminisce about the early days of Abilene and their teaching careers.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Bobbie and Tommie Clack

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Date: March 7, 1966

Location: Abilene, Texas

Interviewer: Ollie Lena Olson

Length: 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Bobbie Clack, Abilene, Texas, schools, Tommie Clack, Family history, To Abilene area (1873-1874), Buffalo hunting, Indians, Bluff Creek, Texas, Father, Missouri McReynolds, "Mack" Clack, Mayor of Cleburne, Texas, Bobbie Clark, Born Buffalo Gap, Texas, Flood, Tommie Clack, Settlements, Buffalo Gap (May 1878), German settlers, Colonizer of Abilene area, Coldwater, pioneer, Migration of settlers, To Abilene (1878-1879), Settlers starving, William B. Ellis Ranch, Bobbie Clack, Prairie dog story, School teaching, Central Ward School, Principal, Robert Collins, Bobbie Clack, English teacher, Tommie Clack, School teaching, South Ward School, Description, Taught all courses, Salary, Voucher system, Bobbie Clack, Left school system and Abilene, Salary, Returned to Abilene (1917), Influence on Abilene, English teachers

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1873-1917

Bulk Dates: 1873-1900

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