Drew, Adella Shaw 1977-12-09

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Mrs. Drew talks about her early life in Texas during the early 1900s, her recollections of Plainview, and her involvement in several organizations.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Adella Shaw Drew

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: December 9, 1977

Location: Plainview, Texas

Interviewer: Bobby Weaver

Length: 2 hours, 25 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Parents, Borden County, Texas (1890), Born (1892), School, Location, Teacher, Miss Minnie Russell, Lubbock County, Texas (c. 1900), Ranched, Houses, Lumber, Cattle Shipment, Post office, Anecdote about Luke Veal, Varmints, Flooded schoolhouse, School, Household chores, Early Gail, Texas, Church, Circuit minister, Garden, Water supply, Driving cattle, Reasons for move, Celebrations, Community Christmas, Other holidays, Dances

Tape 1, Side 2: Lubbock County, Father, Ranching, Drought (1901), Mother died (1910), Coal use, Garden, Supply acquisition, Colorado City, Texas, Meat preparation, Church, Circuit ministers, Husband, Government inspector, Prairie fires, Lakes, Farming, Money panic (1907), First real churches, Early Lubbock, Texas, Entertainment, Literary societies, Politics, Mother (born 1850), Educated, Clark family, Voting

Tape 2, Side 1: Canadian, Texas, Bank employee, Abernathy, Texas (1917-1919), Plainview, Texas (1919), Plainview Credit Bureau (1922), Retired (1973), Early Plainview, Business, Colleges, Depression effects, Dairy, Farming, Minorities in area, Immigration from north, Railroad

Tape 2, Side 2: Railroad (continued), Cattle guards, Medical care, Father's accident, Home remedies, American Business Women's Association (began 1927), Offices, Pioneer banquet, Women in business, Opinion on equal rights, Other organization memberships, Service projects

Tape 3, Side 1: Organization service projects, Scholarships, Taxes, First Christian Church, Historian, Boulder State Hospital, Service projects, Masonic Lodge formation, Eastern Star, District office, Ox team, Travel, Sam and Mae Isaacs, Antique furniture

Tape 3, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1890-1973

Bulk Dates: 1890-1973

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