Cockrum, Dan 1983-04-20

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Dan Cockrum discusses his life experience in Post, Texas.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Dan Cockrum

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Date: April 20, 1983

Location: Post, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 2 hours, 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Newspaper printing business, Early printing, Early advertising, Circulation, Post business, Rural community, Businesses, Small town schools, Post textile mill history, Employment (1911), Cockrum family, Early history, Post (1918), Yokum County (1911), Father: Marion Cockrum, Mother: Maiden name Bush

Tape 1, Side 2: Printing experience, Business cards, Business, Marketing (1961), Newspaper business (again), Print setter, Avalanche Journal, Oil business, Leasing

Tape 2, Side 1: Dan Cockrum, Background, Archeology career, Early oil business (again), Union Oil of California, Independent oil companies, Peyton brothers, Post area refineries, Leon Jewel, San Anders Field (1936), Glorietta (1941), Effect of oil discovery on Post, Texas, Oil supply house, Brown Brothers, Development, Equipment, Jimmy Johnson

Tape 2, Side 2: Oil business, Equipment, Post, Texas, C. W. Post, Town division, Monte Bridges

Tape 3, Side 1: Post, Texas (continued), Sheriff W. F. Cato, Drug deal, Suicide , Doctors, Crime, Revenues, Business

Tape 3, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1911-1983

Bulk Dates: 1911-1961

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