Conn, Mrs Daisy 1967-08-07

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Mrs. Conn discusses social and cultural aspects of life in the company-owned coal mining town of Thurber, Texas.

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Interviewee Name: Mrs. Daisy Conn

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Date: August 7, 1967

Location: Fort Worth, Texas

Interviewer: Ann Clark

Length: 1 hour, 35 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Early settlers in Thurber named, Water was first hauled in, Later a lake was made, Lists number of coal mines, Company officers recalled, Mining operations explained, Comments on methods of transport for the miners, Shipping of the coal, Interior of the mines described, Had a fire in No. 5, Names various national and ethnic groups in Thurber, Comments on social activities in Thurber, Athletic events were numerous, Holiday celebrations mentioned, Saloons in Thurber numerous, Moral character of Thurber residents discussed, Opera house remembered

Tape 1, Side 2: Opera house described further, Badger fights recalled, Discussion of post office and mail delivery, Method of paying the miners explained, Rode in first car in Thurber, Medical facilities in Thurber were excellent, Some people raised chickens and pigs, Description of brick yard

Tape 2, Side 1: Grocery store's operation discussed, Churches in Thurber recalled, Describes weather conditions, Rates for rent and utilities given, Mentions Ranger oil boom, Company officials listed, Description of early Thurber, Speculates on decline of Thurber

Tape 2, side 2: Comments on Lovers' Retreat, Company was always fair to the employees

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