Goodspeed, Frank 1976-06-08

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Mr. Frank Goodspeed speaks of his many years as a waiter for the Fort Worth and Denver Railway.

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Interviewee Name: Frank Goodspeed

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Date: June 8, 1976

Location: Fort Worth, Texas

Interviewer: Richie Cravens

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Family background, Move to Fort Worth Texas, Jobs, Drugstore porter, Chauffer and butler, Marriage (1927), Depression, Job with Fort Worth and Denver Railway , Waiter in dining car "swing" waiter, Commission, Kitchen facilities, Burlington Railroad recipes, Traveling chefs check food, Waiter in charge, Job during war, Food preparation.

Tape 1, Side 2: Sleeping arrangements, Relationships between dining car members, Food selections, World War II, Fed soldiers, Fed German prisoners of war (POWs), Special cars for POWs, Transport, Union, Post-World War II, Lounge car job after war, Dry and wet territories (liquor), Returned to job as waiter, Salary, Dependence upon tips, 30 years service, Job with First National Bank, Business car, Business transactions, Living quarters, Carrying skiers and campers.

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