Gore, Ches and Ona Walker 1975-06-08

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Ches Gore and Ona Walker Gore recall their lives in Terry County, Texas.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Ches and Ona Walker Gore

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Date: June 8 and 10, 1975

Location: Brownfield, Texas

Interviewer: Bobbie hicks and Queenelle Flache

Length: 55 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Ona Gore [June 8, 1975], Parents, A. L. (Lee) and Lillie Walker, To Terry County Texas (1901), Meadow, Texas, "Old Meadow", From Floyd County, Texas, Family, Houses, Death of parents, Education, School at Needmore Texas, Teacher, Transportation, Recreation, Church picnics, Community parties, Marriage (1919), First home, Occupations, Telephone operator, Grocery store, Food preparation and storage, Clothing (home-made), Picnics, Fourth of July, House (built in 1917).

Tape 1, Side 2: Ches Gore [June 10, 1975], Parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Gore, To Hall County Texas, From Tennessee, Married (1898), Birth (May 7 1899), Family to Terry County, Texas (1915), Cowboy on Brownfield and Sawyer Ranches (1915-1919), Ranch life, Blizzard (1918), Early Brownfield, Texas, Education, School, Activities, Picnics - Fourth of July, Dances, Riding wild horses, Sheriff Jim Lewis, Early family home, Hauled lumber from Tahoka Texas, World War I, Stationed in Plainview Texas, Influenza (1918), Effects of World War I in Terry County, Newspapers during World War I, Murder of Dr. (S. L.) Windham (1919), Sheriff (1937-1940), Low crime rate, Deputy Joe Price, Fines, Early Brownfield (again), Hill Hotel, Occupations, Arrival of railroad, Brownfield, Texas, as rural community, Highways, Ona Gore (again), First auto seen (Franklin), First auto owned.

Range Dates: 1898-1940

Bulk Dates: 1901-1920

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