Durham, Irene 1983-01-18

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Irene Durham discusses the community of Trickham, Texas, and her memories of life there.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Irene Durham

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Date: January 18, 1983

Location: Coleman, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: b: September 22, 1896, in Trickham, Texas, Family farms near Trickham, Texas, Home place built (1910), Family, Maternal grandparents, Grandfather's contributions to area, Parents, Married (1895), Father from North Carolina, Maternal grandparents (again), Father (again), Relatives in Trickham, Cyclone in Trickham, Parents farmed, Children's chores, Crops raised, Wheat crop and tomatoes (1919), Irrigation, Team horses, Parents (again), Personality, Values, Religion, Education, Father's ideals, Decisions relative to child raising, Neighbors, Community life, Church, Singings, Parties, Games played, Boll weevil, Dry years, 1917-1918, Travel to other communities, Anecdote: crossing river in a wagon on a trip, Anecdote: going to Brownwood to hear an evangelist, Crops marketed in Santa Anna, Texas, Transportation, Harvest of cotton, Gin at Trickham, Heating, Oil activity in Trickham, Trickham businesses (Early 20th Century), Telephone service, Water supply, Flu epidemic (1919)

Tape 1, Side 2: Flu epidemic (continued), Drugstore, Doctors, Midwife, Mrs. Durham's education and teaching career, Qualities of a good teacher, Changes in education, Consolidation of rural schools (early 1930s), Effect on rural communities, Hot wells at Trickham, Armistice Day, November 11, 1918, Celebration, First husband, George W. Bobo, Interest in music, Occupations, Songwriting abilities, Anecdote: writing "The City of Light", d: age 59, Education vs. marriage, Winchell, Texas, Rockwood, Texas, Rattlesnakes, Organizations at Trickham

Range Dates: 1896-1983

Bulk Dates: 1917-1960

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