Davis, Charlie 1981-02-12

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Charlie Davis reminisces about the oil boom in Ranger, Texas, and the people of that community.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Charlie Davis

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Date: February 12, 1981

Location: Fort Worth, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 2 hours


Tape 1, Side 1: James Monroe Davis, grandfather, Ranger, Texas, First store, Charles S. Davis, father, Family background, Virginia, W. K. Gordon, Texas Pacific Coal and Oil Company, Land leasing, Oil wells, Locations, McClesky Ranch, Nannie Walker's place, Capping, Ranger, Texas, Oil boom, Streets, Law enforcement, Businesses, Crime, Picnics, Crops, Gins, Light plant, Golson family

Tape 1, Side 2: Ranger, Texas, Oil boom, Results, Land, Mineral rights, Floyd Brewer, farmer, Oil wells, Map, Charles S. Davis, father, Postmaster, Crops, Cotton, Wheat, Corn, Livestock, Hog killing days, Thrashing, Poor farm, Oil boom, "Con" men, Telephones

Tape 2, Side 1: Ranger, Texas, Settlers, Rabbits, Crop damage, McClesky well (1917), Hotel fire (1921), Oil boom, Effect on citizens, Niemeyer store, Eastland, Texas, Cisco, Texas, Strawn coal mines, Syrup-making, M. H. Hagaman, Storms

Tape 2, Side 2: John H. McClesky, Ranger, Texas, Prominent citizens, Entertainment, Construction, Dr. Charles Terrell, Main Street, Paving, Jake Hamon, Railroad, Nesters, Schoolhouse, Anecdotes, Davenport family

Range Dates: 1917-1980

Bulk Dates: 1917-1980

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