Doyal, Mrs Lola 1972-05-26

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Mrs. Doyal was a resident of the Hedwig Hill double log cabin near Mason, Texas, in the early 1900s. She recalls her life during those years in the cabin, which is now a part of the Ranching Heritage Center in Lubbock.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mrs. Lola Doyal

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Date: May 26, 1972

Location: Rosewell, New Mexico

Interviewer: Duncan Muckelroy

Length: 1 hour, 25 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Tells how she learned of cabin's placement in Ranch Headquarters, Owners of cabin recalled, Construction of cabin described, Logs so hard couldn't drive a nail into them, Water brought up from river, Personal biographical information given, Discussion of photographs of cabin, Post Office and store mentioned, Reminisces about wagon trip to New Mexico, Husband pulled cars across river before bridge built, Farming and ranching in the Mason area

Tape 1, Side 2: Fish were abundant from the river, Notes vegetation around the cabin, Photographs reviewed again, Parents mentioned, Lived in Gonzales County, Expresses attitudes toward Catholics and Germans, Husband built shed from lumber left over from bridge, Son Lewis was 9 years old when left the cabin, Lists children and relates biographical information, One son, Leo, born in cabin

Tape 2, Side 1: Discussion as to contacting sons, Reviews husband's activities while living on Hedwig Hill, Interior of cabin described, Condition of cabin not too good, Characterizes owners of cabin (again), Incidents related of drownings due to high water, Old man in hack thrown out and drowned, Couples tried to swim across river and drowned, Furnishings in cabin were personally owned

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

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