Givens, Mrs John 1973-02-01

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Mrs. John Givens reminisces about her childhood life on a ranch at Brownfield, Terry County, Texas. She discusses ranching and related Terry County history.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mrs. John Givens

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Date: February 1, 1973

Location: Brownfield, Texas

Interviewer: Katherine Hamilton

Length: 55 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Father M. B. Sawyer came to Terry County in 1901, Describes house he built, Original ranch discussed, Reviews life on the Sawyer ranch, First post office mentioned, Recalls cowboys bringing candy, Entertainment in the early days explained, Remembers Fourth of July celebrations, Relates father's activities as a Texas Ranger, Picnics held at Silver Falls, Got caught once in a hailstorm, Young people's entertainment in early days described, Lists old buildings in Brownfield which have been torn down.

Tape 1, Side 2: Early Christmases recalled, Town of Gomez described, Discussion of life on the Sawyer Ranch, Cowboys mentioned, Description given of roundups, Mother's duties and activities listed, Names children of M. B. Sawyer, Tells of incident of bucking horse.

Range Dates: 1900-1973

Bulk Dates: 1900-1940

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