Downey, Robert 1956

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Robert Downey tells of his life in early South Texas as he traveled about and established newspapers in many frontier towns.

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Interviewee Name: Robert Downey

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Date: 1956

Location: Smiley, Texas

Interviewer: Mr. Sylvan Dunn

Length: 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Mr. Downey born in Arkansas and early background given (21), Newspaper as family career (27), Gregorio Cortez mentioned (50), Some lakes of the Smiley region (63), Downey started papers in about 12 towns of which he names several (78), Downey's method of financing papers (91), Downey as the oldest active newspaper man in South Texas (105), Attempted lynching of Cortez related (123), Frank Fly mentioned (187), Discussion of capture of Gregorio Cortez (272), Tape clears (305), Tape clears (321), Downey traces family tree briefly (340), Poteet, Texas (395), Mr. Downey always wrote what he thought (429), Mr. Downey describes his education (451), Mr. Downey mentions associations which influenced his early life (489)

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

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