Detten, Mary 1980-08-01

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Mary Detten, long-time Panhandle, Texas resident, reminisces about her life in the early 1900s.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mary Detten

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Date: August 1, 1980

Location: Amarillo, Texas

Interviewer: Bobby Weaver

Length: 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Mary Detten, To Texas at 12 years of age, Berg family, John Charles Berg, father, Anna Mary Berg, mother, To Texas (March 1, 1907), Panhandle, Texas, John Dees, Land owner, John Charles Berg (again), Cattle business, Farmer, Saint Francis, Texas, Father O'Riley, Church built (1908-1909), Saint Francis Church, Sacred Heart Church, Detten family, To Texas (December 20, 1907), Population increase, German families, Lack of roads, Detten (again), Land agents, John Dees (again), Wine maker, Services at Saint Francis Church (1909), Father Brier, Saint Francis, Texas, Layout, Lack of development, Panhandle (again), Supplies, Detten (again), Married (1924), Parochial school, Early families, Germans, Customs, Celebrations, Cutting grain, Thrashing machines, Cooperative effort, Header, Opening gates to travel across the countryside

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1907-1980

Bulk Dates: 1907-1924

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