Evans, Max 2015-03-18
This interview features Max Evans, who discusses his early life, the culture of the West, and his experiences in World War II.
General Interview Information
Interviewee Name: Max Evans
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Date: March 18, 2015
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Interviewer: Andy Wilkinson
Recollections of family history prior to Max's birth, Max's childhood in West Texas and New Mexico, Horse Drive with Cowboy Boggs, Moving to the Hi Lo Country, San Cristobal, Glorieta Mesa, and Mother Young, Influence of J. Lee Smith, principal of Andrews High School, High School and First Marriage, Experiences with coyotes, Joining the Army in World War II, Involvement in the Invasion of Normandy and beyond, Injury and avoiding the Battle of the Bulge, Interest in art prior to the war, parental support, Grandmother Swafford and her/Max's gift, Grandfather Swafford, Max's father, Max's recollections of Lubbock, Lubbock and the region's acceptance/support of its residents, On writing his latest book, King of Taos, Walt Sheldon, influential writer/friend, Creating art in the rural west, Luz Martinez, Reading habits, cowboys, and creativity, Curiosity, creativity, and space, Meeting Dal Holcomb and later Woody Crumbo
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