Goldsmith, Mr and Mrs Charlie 1971-09-09

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Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Goldsmith were the first couple to live in the box and strip house now a part of the Ranch Headquarters. They recall the house and their experiences while living there. [NOTE: At times the quality of the tape is poor. Mrs. Hurley Carpenter, Margaret Brunson, and Perry Gott speak on the tape also.]

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Goldsmith

Additional Parties Recorded: Mrs. Hurley Carpenter, Margaret Brunson, and Perry Gott

Date: September 9, 1971

Location: Midland, Texas

Interviewer: Duncan Muckelroy

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Father built the house in 1903, Two rooms in back added--1907, Story of accident which occurred during construction, Were first couple to live in house, Walls covered with ugly brown paper, Yard barren except for one tree, Bunkhouse and barn nearby discussed, Mention Pat Garrett, C. C. and Bob Slaughter recalled, Furnishings described, Tell of food preparation, Room-by-room description of furnishings.

Tape 1, Side 2: Placement of rooms determined, Recalls blizzard and resulting cold in house, Furnishings of kitchen and dining area discussed, Bachelor cowboys lived in house, Incident told of meeting car with corpse in it, Kitchen utensils listed, Water in area abundant, Sherman Texas mentioned.

Range Dates: 1903-1971

Bulk Dates: 1900s

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