Cox, Wallace 1982-04-01

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Wallace Cox discusses his family background and his career as a law enforcement officer.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Wallace Cox

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Date: April 1, 1982

Location: Hereford, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Paternal grandfather, To West Texas (1890), Hereford, Texas, Irrigation, Windmills, Dryland farming, Ranching, Thomas Allison Cox, father, Rancher, Livery stable, Delphia Adline Nunnallee, mother, From Granbury, Texas, School teacher, Sulpher Springs, Texas, area, Wildlife, Father, Livery business, Born (October 7, 1899), Childhood, Entertainment, Hunting, Mother, Appearance, Personality, Childhood behavior, Law enforcement, Parking problems, Charlie Paddock, mayor, Joack Newell, sheriff, Deputy sheriff, Bootlegging, [a blank space in the tape occurs here], Cattle mutilations, Oil field worker (1920s), Wages, Rotary rigs, Rivalry between drillers, Gun collection, Ku Klux Klan activity, Hereford, Texas, Prejudices, Law enforcement work

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1890-1920

Bulk Dates: 1890-1920

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