Guion, David, Mrs Gordon Finley, Linda Knox and Kermit Kothe 1968-06-19

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On Side 1, Dr. Guion presents a general autobiography and sketches of his ancestors. The history of Kickapoo Kamp is thoroughly covered, with emphasis toward its activities and values. The interview with Kermit Kothe lasts about ten minutes with very little data, and the Rode House is not dealt with in any depth.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: David Guion, Mrs. Gordon Finley, Linda Knox, and Kermit Kothe

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Date: June 16 and 23, 1968

Location: Dallas, Kerrville, and Cherry Springs, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Carpenter

Length: 1 hour, 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: David Guion, Biographical material, Ballinger Texas, Early singing, Influence of blacks, Playing by ear, First instruction—San Angelo, Early composition, Biography of mother, Huguenot background, Biography of father, Ballinger school years, Piano instructors, Biographical material—travels, Compositions, "Home on the Range" history, "Prayer" history, "Turkey in the Straw" history, "Yellow Rose of Texas" history, Texas centennial music, Association with Franklin D. Roosevelt, Main Street musical, Green Grow the Lilacs incident, Ranch experience, Rodeos, Ranch experience, Vienna, Shoe style, Instructor (Rodawski), Father’s connection with Texas A & M, Major Isaac Guion, Association with Thomas Jefferson, Spanish at Natchez, Flag and Louisiana Purchase, John I. Guion, Biographical material on father, River crossing, First law case, New York, Travels, Penn Estate, Antique collection, Loss of estate, Dallas home.

Tape 1, Side 2: Mrs. Finley : Establishment of Kickapoo Kamp, Short biography of Mr. and Mrs. Ford, Early camp, Name of camp, Reason for establishment, Date of establishment, Camp registers, Activities available, Number enrolled, Number of counselors, Origin of counselors, Camp tribes, Age range, Motto, Readings from log, Parents’ visitation, Reading from log, Linda Knox: Short autobiography, Value of camp, Origin of counselors, Punishment, Food service, Tribe officers and records, Kermit Kothe: Dietrich Rode House, Short biography of Rode, Use of stories, German stories, Founder of Fredericksburg, First school house and teacher, Listing of buildings.

Range Dates: ?-1968

Bulk Dates: 1930s-1968

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